Coptic Script (Alphabet)

Coptic Alphabet is the alphabet of Egyptian Christians and the Coptic Church and was used to write the last phase of the ancient Egyptian language. The Coptic Alphabet contains 32 characters. The first 25 characters came from Greek. The last seven derived from Egyptian Demotic Hieroglyphics. The Greek Alphabet can be traced back to Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs via the Proto-Sinaitic, which the Phoenician Script is derived. The Greek Alphabet is derived from the Phoenician Script.

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Omniglot writing systems and languages of the world. Coptic alphabet.

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