Coptic language resources – Language Links Database

Coptic or Coptic Egyptian – is the latest stage of the Egyptian language, a northern Afro-Asiatic language spoken in Egypt until at least the 17th century. Egyptian began to be written in the Coptic alphabet – an adaptation of the Greek script with some letters inherited from Demotic – in the 1st century CE.

The new writing system became the Coptic script, an adapted Greek alphabet with the addition of six or seven signs from the demotic script to represent Egyptian sounds the Greek language did not have. Several distinct Coptic dialects are identified, the most prominent of which are Sahidic and Bohairic. 

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Native speakers: extinct

Native to: Egypt

Coptic Grammar and Pronunciation and Vocabulary

  • - French Website About Coptic
  • - Coptic Resources 
  • - “The purpose of this site is to make some important books, articles and manuscripts relevant to the study of Coptic phonology available to a wide audience.”
  • - Pronunciation, lessons and Links to other websites including serious references in the field of Coptic Studies
  • - Alphabet
  • Omniglot - The Writing System

Coptic Reading Materials

Coptic Dictionaries

Coptic Listening and Video Resources


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