Maltese language

related topics
{language, word, form}
{country, population, people}
{work, book, publish}
{woman, child, man}
{build, building, house}
{food, make, wine}
{church, century, christian}
{style, bgcolor, rowspan}
{specie, animal, plant}
{law, state, case}
{black, white, people}
{school, student, university}

 United Kingdom
 United States [1]

Maltese (Maltese: Malti) is the national language of Malta, and a co-official language of the country alongside English,[2] while also serving as an official language of the European Union, the only Semitic language so distinguished. Maltese is descended from Siculo-Arabic (the Arabic dialect that developed in Malta, Sicily and the rest of Southern Italy between the ninth and the fourteenth centuries).[3][4] About half of the vocabulary is borrowed from Italian and Sicilian,[3] and English words make up as much as 20% of the Maltese vocabulary.[5] It is the only Semitic language written in the Latin alphabet in its standard form.


Full article ▸

related documents
Māori language
Latvian language
Cornish language
Noun class
Old Norse
Serbian language
Zulu language
Singular they
Arabic alphabet
Lithuanian language
Phoenician alphabet
Inuit language
Vocative case
Germanic languages
Quebec French
Telugu language
Cryptic crossword
Wikipedia:Naming conventions
Nostratic languages
Russian language
Quotation mark
Latin spelling and pronunciation
Coptic language