Egypt

Egypt

Egypt is the internationally used name but not the name used by the people of the country. It derives from the Greek Aegyptos, which in turn probably comes from ancient Egyptian words referring to the land ( Hut-ka-ptah, or “house of the essence [ka] of Ptah,” a local god). Western names derive from this, as does the word “Copt” (in Arabic, qibt ). “Copt” can be taken to mean “Egyptian” in general, but now commonly means an Egyptian Christian, technically one belonging to the majority Coptic Church.

Egypt2Males were 51.2 percent of the total population, contrary to the demographic norm that postulates more women than men.

Egypt is a country of “everyday piety.” The central belief in Islam is in the oneness of God, whose truths were revealed through the prophet Muhammad.

To find out more contact:

Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt
1 Darwin Avenue
Yarralumla ACT 2600
+61 2 6273 4437
http://www.egypt.org.au/

Source:
http://www.everyculture.com/Cr-Ga/Egypt.html

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