I have heard from bishops that Coptic Christians are not Arabs. That this is a culture/language imposed on them. But given the fact that those who are Coptic Orthodox in Egypt - speak, read and write in Arabic, and have adapted to the Arabic culture - then why would they not see themselves still as arabs?
Are there any Coptic Orthodox Christians here that DO consider themselves as Arab?
I know many many muslims who consider themselves as Coptic Muslims. If these were the indigenous Copts who became muslim, and they are now arab, then how does that affect those who are Coptic Christians?
Here is the Dictionary Definition of the word "Arab":
1. a member of a Semitic people inhabiting Arabia and other countries of the Middle East.
2. a member of any Arabic-speaking people.
3. Arabian horse.
4. Now Offensive . a street peddler.
5. street Arab.
I'm just curious...