Landenweb.com

MALTA
Language

Cities in MALTA

Valletta

Language

Maltese alphabetPhoto:Hamelin de Guettelet CCAttribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported no changes made

Maltese is a Semitic language strongly influenced by English and Italian. It has been the national language since independence in 1964. The other official language is English. Many Maltese also speak Italian because of the approximately fifteen Italian TV channels that can be received in Malta. Maltese was not put into writing until the beginning of this century and is written in slightly modified Latin letters, which is remarkable for a Semitic language. The Maltese alphabet has 29 letters, 5 vowels and 24 consonants.

Click the menu button at the top left of the screen for more information

Sources

Boulton, S. / Malta
Kosmos

Cutajar, D. / Malta en Gozo
Publications Ltd.

Encarta Encyclopedie

Leeuwen, G. van / Malta
ANWB

Strijbos, E. / Malta en Gozo
Gottmer

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles Minbuza

Last updated September 2021
Copyright: Team Landenweb