Coptic diaspora

The Coptic diaspora (Coptic: ϯⲇⲓⲁⲥⲡⲟⲣⲁ `ⲛⲣⲉⲙⲛⲭⲏⲙⲓ) consists of Copts who live outside of their primary area of residence within parts of present-day Egypt, Libya and Sudan.

Coptic diaspora
ϯⲇⲓⲁⲥⲡⲟⲣⲁ `ⲛⲣⲉⲙⲛⲭⲏⲙⲓ
Total population
1–2 million (estimates vary)
Regions with significant populations
 United Statesc. 100,000 to 300,000 (late 2010s estimate)[1]
 Canadac. 50,000 (1995 estimate); 10,000 (2001 estimate)[3]
 Australiac. 32,000 (2006)[1]
 United Kingdom25,000–30,000 (2006)[6]
 United Arab Emiratesc. 10,000[7]
 Jordan8,000+ (2005)[8]
 Lebanon3,000 – 4,000 (2012)[11]

The number of Copts outside Egypt has sharply increased since the 1960s. The largest Coptic diaspora populations are in the United States, in Canada and in Australia, but Copts have a presence in many other countries.

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