Egyptian is the auldest kent leid o Egyp an a branch o the Afroasiatic leid faimily.

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RegionAncient Egyp
Eraevolved into Demotic bi 600 BC, intae Coptic bi 200 AD, an wis extinct bi the 17t century or so.[1]
It survives as the leeturgical leid of the Christian Coptic Kirk.
  • Egyptian
hieroglyphs, cursive hieroglyphs, hieratic, demotic an Coptic (later, occasionally Arabic script in govrenment translations)
Leid codes
ISO 639-2egy (an aa cop for Coptic)
ISO 639-3egy (an aa cop for Coptic)
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  1. The language may have survived in isolated pockets in Upper Egypt into the 19th century according to James Edward Quibell, "When did Coptic become extinct?" in Zeitschrift für ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde, 39 (1901), p. 87.
  2. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Egyptian (Ancient)". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.