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n. pl.1.(Etnol.) An Egyptian race thought to be descendants of the ancient Egyptians.
2.The principal sect of Christians in Egypt and the valley of the Nile.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
The population of Jerusalem is composed of Moslems, Jews, Greeks, Latins, Armenians, Syrians, Copts, Abyssinians, Greek Catholics, and a handful of Protestants.
The chapel of the Syrians is not handsome; that of the Copts is the humblest of them all.
FILE- Sisi congratulates Copts at Christmas mass in Cairo's Abbasiya cathedral, 2016 CAIRO, Jan 6 (MENA) - President Abdel Fattah El Sisi Sunday cabled his greetings to Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of St.
Most of them are Orthodox Copts, the largest Christian population in the Middle East.
About 10 per cent of Egypt's population are Copts, and many say the state discriminates against them and does not offer them enough protection.
Among the Christians of the Middle East, the largest number 6 some eight million or so 6 is made up of Egypt's Copts. Since I first visited Egypt in the 1990s, I have been interested in this community and its contribution to pluralism.
Coptic Christian figure Najib Sweres last week accused the Egyptian state of purposefully concealing the true number of his fellow Copts living in the country.
The Wilayat Tripoli (State of Tripoli) group said on Twitter that its fighters had kidnapped 21 Copts in Tripoli, the World Bulletin reported.
The Copts of Egypt: The Challenges of Modernisation and Identity (reprint, 2011)
Summary: Despite retaliation, Copts are determined to back new constitution drafted under military-installed authorities.