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]
 France45,000[2]
 Canadac. 50,000 (1995 estimate); 10,000 (2001 estimate)[3]
 Australiac. 32,000 (2006)[1]
 Kuwait65,000[4]
 Italy30,000[5]
 United Kingdom25,000–30,000 (2006)[6]
 United Arab Emiratesc. 10,000[7]
 Jordan8,000+ (2005)[8]
 Kenya8,000+[9][10]
 Lebanon3,000 – 4,000 (2012)[11]
Languages
Religion

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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