List of Copts
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|About 10 to 20 million (estimates vary)|
|Regions with significant populations|
|Traditional areas of Coptic settlement:||10 to 15 million|
|Egypt||estimations range between 9 to 15 million|
|Diaspora:||1–2 million (estimates vary)|
|United States||ca. 200,000 to 1 million|
|Australia||ca. 75,000 (2003)|
|United Arab Emirates||ca. 10,000|
|Lebanon||3,000 – 4,000 (2012)|
|Spoken (Egypt, Sudan, Libya): Arabic
Liturgical: Coptic (near-extinct but in the process of revival)
Diaspora: English and many others
|Predominantly: Coptic Orthodox Christianity.
Also Coptic Catholicism, Protestants
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- 1 Performing arts
- 2 Businessmen
- 3 Clergy and theologians
- 4 Lawyers and Judges
- 5 Social activists
- 6 Engineers
- 7 Scientists
- 8 Architects
- 9 Historians and Coptologists
- 10 Journalists and writers
- 11 Musicians
- 12 Painters and artists
- 13 Politicians
- 14 Physicians
- 15 Athletes
- 16 Celebrity chefs
- 17 Others
- 18 See also
- 19 References
- Mena Massoud, actor[better source needed]
- Ash Atalla, British television producer
- Henry Barakat, director
- Khairy Beshara, director
- Youssef Dawoud, actor
- Sanaa Gamil, actress
- Maged El Kedwany, actor
- Asaad Kelada, Hollywood director
- Rami Malek, actor
- Sandra Nashaat, director
- Yousry Nasrallah, director
- Hany Ramzy, actor
- Naguib el-Rihani, film icon and actor
- Daoud Abdel Sayed, film director
- Hala Sedki, actress
- George Sidhom, actor
- Nabila Erian, Opera singer
- Tharwat Bassily
- Monir Fakhri Abdel Nour, banker and businessman
- Fayez Sarofim, billionaire, Houston financier
- Naguib Sawiris, one of the wealthiest 100 people worldwide
- Onsi Sawiris, founder of Orascom Group
- Samih Sawiris, Orascom Construction
- Farid Stino
- Michael Ebeid
- Ayad B. Saad, Morgan Stanley, First Vice President, Financial Advisor.
Clergy and theologians
- Athanasius the Apostolic, 20th Pope of Alexandria
- Cyril I, 24th Pope of Alexandria
- Pope Cyril VI, 116th Pope of Alexandria
- Mother Irini
- Father Matta El Meskeen
- Origen, Christian scholar
- Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria, recently deceased Pope of Alexandria
- Metropolitan Mikhail of Asyut
- Metropolitan Athanasius of Beni Suef
- Bishop Serapion
- Bishop Missael
- Bishop Angaelos
- Pope Tawadros II
Lawyers and Judges
- Adel Bestavros, late lawyer and member of Coptic Lay and Endowment Councils 
- Sami Farag
- Sherrie Mikhail Miday
Historians and Coptologists
- Aziz Suryal Atiya
- Iris Habib Elmasry
- Gawdat Gabra
- Habib Girgis
- Labib Habachi
- Pahor Labib
- Severus Ibn al-Muqaffa
- Younan Labib Rizk
- Father Menassa Youhanna
Journalists and writers
- Anouar Abdel-Malek
- Louis Awad
- Alfred Farag
- Mofeed Fawzy
- Adel Iskandar
- Magdi Khalil
- Kamal el-Mallakh
- Raouf Salama Moussa
- Salama Moussa
- Ra'ouf Mus'ad
- Michael Maurice Prince
- Younan Labib Rizk
- Youssef Sidhom
- Said Sonbol
- Magdi Wahba
- Wagih Aziz
- Mikhail Girgis El Batanouny
- Halim El-Dabh
- Youssef Elsisi
- Yusef Greiss
- Adel Kamel
- Ragheb Moftah
- Osama Mounir
- Aziz El-Shawan
- Joseph Tawadros
- Ramzi Yassa
- Nabila Erian
- Lara Scandar
Painters and artists
- Kamal Amin
- Hany Armanious
- Evelyn Ashamallah
- George Bahgoury
- Chafik Charobim
- Isaac Fanous
- Margaret Nakhla
- Adel Nassief
- Stephan Bassily
- Boutros Boutros Ghali
- Youssef Boutros Ghali
- Makram Ebeid
- Akhnoukh Fanous
- Ester Fanous
- Boutros Ghali
- Ibrahim El-Gohary
- Rafik Habib, Egyptian researcher, activist, author, and politician
- Wassef Hinein
- George Isaac (politician)
- Georgette Kellini
- Monir Fakhri Abdel Nour
- Dina Powell
- Girgis Giorgio Sorial, politician, Italian MP
- Kamal Stino
- Moheb Stino
- Mourad Wahba
- Youssef Wahba
- Nagy Habib
- Magdy Ishak
- Naguib Pasha Mahfouz
- Marty Makary
- Hilana Sedarous
- Gorgi Sobhi
- Sir Magdi Yacoub
- Paul Ghalioungui
- Moawad GadElrab
- Wael K. Barsoum
- Sammy G. Nakhla
- Charlotte Wassef, Miss Egypt 1934 and Miss Universe 1935
- Meriam George, Miss Egypt 2005
- Nick Kaldas, retired Deputy Commissioner * Fathia Nkrumah, wife of Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana's first president, born Fathia Rizk
- Mohammed Hegazy, Egyptian Muslim convert to Christianity
- Lara Debbane, Miss Egypt 2014
- Coptic diaspora
- List of Coptic saints
- Coptic Orthodox Church
- Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church
- List of Coptic Orthodox Popes
- Coptic flag
- Coptic language
- Coptic people
- Christianity in Egypt
- Copts in Sudan
- Copts in Libya
- "Coptic Orthodox Christmas to be low-key – Tight security: On alert after bombing in Egypt". Montreal Gazette. 4 January 2011. Archived from the original on 23 February 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2011.
- "Egyptian Coptic protesters freed". BBC. 22 December 2004.
- Official population counts put the number of Copts at around 16–18% of the population, while some Coptic voices claim figures as high as 23%. While some scholars defend the soundness of the official population census (cf. E.J.Chitham, The Coptic Community in Egypt. Spatial and Social Change, Durham 1986), most scholars and international observers assume that the Christian share of Egypt's population is higher than stated by the Egyptian government. Most independent estimates fall within range between 10% and 20%, for example the CIA World Factbook "Egypt". The World Factbook. CIA. Retrieved 27 August 2010., Khairi Abaza; Mark Nakhla (25 October 2005). "The Copts and Their Political Implications in Egypt". The Washington Institute. Retrieved 27 August 2010., Encyclopædia Britannica (1985), or Macropædia (15th ed., Chicago). For a projected 83,000,000+ Egyptians in 2009, this assumption yields the above figures.
In 2008, Pope Shenouda III and Bishop Morkos, bishop of Shubra, declared that the number of Copts in Egypt is more than 12 million. In the same year, father Morkos Aziz the prominent priest in Cairo declared that the number of Copts (inside Egypt) exceeds 16 million. "?". United Copts of Great Britain. 29 October 2008. Retrieved 27 August 2010. and "?". العربية.نت. Retrieved 27 August 2010. Furthermore, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy Khairi Abaza; Mark Nakhla (25 October 2005). "The Copts and Their Political Implications in Egypt". Retrieved 27 August 2010. Encyclopædia Britannica (1985), and Macropædia (15th ed., Chicago) estimate the percentage of Copts in Egypt to be up to 20% of the Egyptian population.
- Minority Rights Group International, World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples – Sudan : Copts, 2008, available at: http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/49749ca6c.html [accessed 21 December 2010]
- Morgan, Jason; Falola, Toyin; Oyeniyi, Adeyemi. Culture and Customs of Libya. ABC-CLIO. p. 40. ISBN 978-0-313-37860-7.
- 2009 American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau "All Egyptians including Copts 197,160"
- According to published accounts and several Coptic/US sources (including the US-Coptic Association), the Coptic Orthodox Church has between 700,000 and one million members in the United States (c. 2005–2007). "Why CCU?". Coptic Credit Union. Retrieved June 21, 2009.
- "Coptics flock to welcome 'Baba' at Pittsburgh airport". Pittsburgh Tribune (2007). Archived from the original on March 19, 2009. Retrieved June 21, 2009.
- "State's first Coptic Orthodox church is a vessel of faith". JS Online (2005). Archived from the original on August 21, 2011. Retrieved June 21, 2009.
- "Coptic Diaspora". US-Copts Association (2007). Archived from the original on 2007-02-20. Retrieved June 21, 2009.
-  Archived January 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- In the year 2003, there was an estimated 70,000 Copts in New South Wales alone: – "Coptic Orthodox Church (NSW) Property Trust Amendment Bill". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Parliament of NSW – Legislative Council. 12 November 2003. p. Page: 4772: – Coptic Orthodox Church (NSW) Property Trust Amendment Bill. Archived from the original on 4 March 2015.
- The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Sydney & its Affiliated Regions – Under the Guidance of His Grace Bishop Daniel Archived 2011-11-23 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Le religioni in Italia: La Chiesa copta".
- Teller, Matthew (12 July 2015). "Free to pray - but don't try to convert anyone". BBC. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
Ten-thousand or more live in the UAE, and young, bearded priest Father Markos, 12 years in Dubai, told me his flock are "more than happy - they enjoy their life, they are free."
- "King commends Coptic Church's role in promoting coexistence". Jordanembassyus.org. June 3, 2005. Archived from the original on September 26, 2011. Retrieved November 18, 2011.
- Come Across And Help Us Book 2 Archived October 8, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- CopticMission Archived January 31, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Lebanon: Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor - 2012 Report on International Religious Freedom". U.S. Department of State. 20 May 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
- "Adherents.com: By Location". www.adherents.com. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
- Austria 2004 Archived 2007-06-14 at the Wayback Machine. Religious Freedom news
- "Orthodox Copts open church in Switzerland". Swissinfo.org. July 17, 2004. Retrieved November 18, 2011.
- Mena Massoud
- "Adel Bestavros: In Memoriam". www.bestavros.net. Retrieved 2018-05-27.