The Maltese language is the official language of Malta, spoken by around 400,000 inhabitants in the Maltese island, and around 300,000 - 500,000 more speakers around the world. Maltese is a mixture of old Sicilian Arabic and Italian, with a sprinkling of English words. The underlying grammar is semitic, while around 60% of the lexicon is Italian. It is the only language with a semitic grammar that is written using a Latin script. With Malta's entry in the European Union, Maltese has also become an official language of the European Union.
Sites written in the Maltese language.
Maltese Government Department of Information
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Last update:June 7, 2013 at 5:24:03 UTC