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Coptic Americans

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Coptic Americans
ⲛⲓⲣⲉⲙⲛⲭⲏⲙⲓ `ⲛⲁⲙⲉⲣⲓⲕⲏ
United States
Coptic flag.svg
Total population
c. 500,000 (2018 est.)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Northern New Jersey and the New York City Metropolitan Area;[2][3][4][5] as well as Southern California[2]
American English
Mainly older people: Arabic (Egyptian Arabic, Sudanese Arabic, Libyan Arabic)
Liturgical: Coptic language
Primarily Coptic Orthodoxy;[1][6] minority Coptic Catholic[7]

Coptic Americans (Coptic: ⲛⲓⲣⲉⲙⲛⲭⲏⲙⲓ ⲛ̀ⲁⲙⲉⲣⲓⲕⲏ niremenkāmi enamerika) are American citizens of Coptic descent or persons of Coptic descent residing in the United States of America (Coptic: ⲛⲓⲣⲉⲑⲱⲟⲩ ⲉⲧⲧⲟⲙⲓ ⲛ̀ⲧⲉ ⲁⲙⲉⲣⲓⲕⲏ niretōw ettomi enté amerika). As of 2018, there were some 1,500,000 Copts living in the United States.[1]

Immigration history

St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church of Bellaire, Texas
St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church of Bellaire, Texas

The immigration of the Copts to the United States started as early as the late 1940s. After 1952, the rate of Coptic immigration from Egypt to the United States increased. The first Coptic church in the United States is St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Church, which was established in the late 1960s in Jersey City (Coptic: ϯⲃⲁⲕⲓ ϫⲉⲣⲥⲓ dibaki jersi).

As of 2013, researchers estimated that there were about 350,000 Copts who settled in the United States before the Egyptian revolution of 2011, with up to 100,000 additional Copts who settled in the U.S. after the revolution, fleeing instability and violence in Egypt.[2] Many came to the U.S. on grants of asylum.[2] The new post-2011 migrants to the United States included both educated middle-class Copts and poorer, more rural Copts.[2] As of 2018, it was estimated that a half-million Copts lived in the United States.[1]

The historic centers of Coptic American life have been in New York, New Jersey, and Southern California.[2]

In the 1990s, there were more than 50 Coptic congregations in the United States; by 2018, there were more than 250 Coptic congregations in the United States.[1]

Notable people

This is a list of notable Coptic Americans, including both original immigrants who obtained American citizenship and their American descendants.

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e Shira Telushkin, The Americanization of an Ancient Faith, The Atlantic (March 28, 2018).
  2. ^ a b c d e f Wallace, Bruce (January 4, 2013). "Amid Instability In Egypt, Coptic Christians Flee To U.S." All Things Considered. NPR.
  3. ^ "Yearbook of Immigration Statistics: 2012 Supplemental Table 2". U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Retrieved 2013-04-01.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Yearbook of Immigration Statistics: 2011 Supplemental Table 2". U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Retrieved 2013-04-01.
  5. ^ "Yearbook of Immigration Statistics: 2010 Supplemental Table 2". U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Retrieved 2013-04-01.
  6. ^ Lily Kuo, Coptic Christians live quietly in New Jersey town, Reuters (September 14, 2019).
  7. ^ Estefania Aguirre, New Coptic Catholic leader receives Pope's approval, Catholic News Agency (January 18, 2013): "The Coptic Catholic Church was established in 1824 and there are five parishes in the United States and in Canada."

External links

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