The Copts (Coptic: ⲚⲓⲢⲉⲙⲛⲭⲏⲙⲓ ⲛⲬⲣⲏⲥⲧⲓⲁⲛⲟⲥ Niremenkīmi Enkhristianos, Egyptian Arabic: أقباط Aqbat) are an ethno-religious group that primarily inhabit the area of modern Egypt, where they are the largest Christian denomination. Copts are also the largest Christian adherent group in Sudan and Libya. Historically, they spoke the Coptic language, a direct descendant of the Demotic Egyptian that was spoken during the Roman era. The Coptic language is a focus of Coptology and remains in liturgical use, although most Copts today speak Arabic.

Copts in Egypt constitute the largest Christian community

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Christians in Muslim Egypt: An historical study of the relations between Copts and Muslims from 640 to 1922
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But in the desert, in the pure clean atmosphere, in the silence – there you can find yourself. And unless you begin to know yourself, how can you even begin to search for God?
Father Dioscuros

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