Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States

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Coptic Letters

There are 32 letters in the Coptic alphabet. The first 25 are derived from the Greek letters that have their origin in the Egyptian Hieroglyphic script, the last 7 letters are directly derived from the Egyptian Demotic Script.

It was the language that our Lord Jesus Christ - as a baby visiting Egypt with St. Mary and St. Joseph - heard and spoke. Remember Egypt was the only country our Lord Jesus Christ visited outside his home country.

Let's begin learning the Coptic letters