General Description

The Coptic alphabet is a variant of the Greek alphabet except with the addition of several extra letters which are used to express sounds not found in the Greek. These extra letters come from the Demotic. Coptic was an official language in Egypt until around the 13th Century AD.


Online Resources

Omniglot: Coptic

Ancient Scripts: Coptic

Coptic Orthodox Church Network

Scriptorium: Coptic

Tour Egypt: Coptic Information

The St. Shenouda the Archimanrite Coptic Society


Masters Degree in Coptic Studies at Macquarie University
 – as a member of the Macquarie University Academic Community I highly recommend Macquarie for all Ancient Language courses


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