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Coptic use of Allah

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Submitted by Kevin Claiborne (United States), Jun 29, 2005 at 12:46

Th Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt prays its liturgy in three languages: Coptic, the ancient Egyptian tongue that is used in church and by a handful of scholars, some vestigal Greek (a legacy of Greco-Roman rule in ancient times and the 'language of translation" the local language. In Egypt that would be Arabic. When praying in Arabic, which is most of the time, they say Allah for God.
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