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      • Coptic people are the largest ethno-religious minority in Egypt. The largest Coptic Christian group in Egypt is the Coptic Orthodox Church with a population of at least 7,200,000 and the second is the Coptic Catholic Church with a population of 161,000 Other estimates of the ethnic Coptic population within Egypt range between 15 to 18 million.,within%20Egypt%20range%20between%2015%20to%2018%20million.
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  2. Egyptians - Wikipedia

    There are an estimated 92.1 million Egyptians. Most are native to Egypt, where Egyptians constitute around 99.6% of the population. Approximately 84–90% of the population of Egypt are Muslim adherents and 10–15% are Christian adherents (10–15% Coptic Christian, 1% other Christian Sects (mainly Greek Orthodox)) according to estimates.

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  3. Religion in Egypt - Wikipedia

    The Coptic Christian population in Egypt is the largest Christian community in the Middle East and North Africa standing at between 10% – 15% of Egypt's population according to different statistics. About 95% of Egypt's Christians are members of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria.

  4. Are Copts an ethnic group? - Quora

    Yes. Copt is an ethnic identification. Copts are an ethnic group. Copts are a genetically distinct group & most ethnic Copts are members of the Coptic Orthodox Church.

  5. Oct 28, 2019 · In this talk, Ibrahim will argue for a more complex reading of the Copts in Egypt's contemporary history and emphasize the role of Coptic agency as a vehicle of change. Ibrahim is a historian of the modern Middle East who specializes in religion, ethnicity, politics and nationalism in 19th and 20th century Egypt.

  6. Are Coptic Christians Arabs? - Page 2 - Community

    Even muslims who are in egypt now are coptic. They just don't like to admit it. But we are Coptic Orthodox Christians. Of course the same could be said of almost all nations in the world, so the whole hang up with ethnicity is somewhat pointless, unless you're referring to recent ethnicity (last few hundred years.)

  7. Jan 28, 2018 · The Egyptian State reinforces the Orthodox Church’s Coptic identity claims, especially by recognizing the Church and its Pope as leaders of Egypt’s Christians. In this way, the State empowers the Pope to make claims on behalf of Egypt’s Christians, such as requesting more churches to be built . [1]

  8. Christian persecution on the rise as 7 are martyred in Egypt

    Nov 07, 2018 · On Friday, November 2, the Church gained seven new martyrs when militants affiliated with the Islamic State, or ISIS, attacked. a bus filled with Coptic pilgrims in Minya, Egypt, on their way to a ...

  9. Egypt’s Coptic Christians celebrate Christmas | Al Arabiya ...

    Jan 07, 2015 · Church bells tolled as Egypt’s Coptic Christians flocked to celebrate the Orthodox Christmas, which this year fell on Wednesday. Coptic Orthodox Christians mark the birth of Jesus on Jan. 7, in ...

  10. Women, Christians Targeted in Growing Egyptian Violence ...

    Mar 10, 2011 · Coptic Christians say they are the target of the worst wave of violence to engulf Egypt since President Hosni Mubarak was forced from office Feb. 11. Thirteen people were killed in street battles that erupted in Cairo Tuesday and Wednesday after Copts (who comprise about 10 percent of Egypt's 80 million people) blocked streets to protest the ...

  11. The beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians was 'just the beginning'

    Dec 22, 2015 · Christians compose about 10 percent of Egypt's population. On Feb. 15 of this year the Islamic State released a video purporting to show the grisly beheadings of 21 Coptic Christians from Egypt.