Maltese leid

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Maltese (Maltese: Malti) is the naitional leid o Maltae, an a co-offeecial leid o the kintra alangside Inglis,[1] while an aa servin as an offeecial leid o the European Union, the anerlie Semitic leid so distinguished. Maltese is descendit frae Siculo-Arabic (the Arabic dialect that developed in Maltae an Sicily atween the nint an the fowerteent centuries).[2][3] About hauf o the vocabulary is borraed frae Italian an Sicilian,[2] an Inglis wirds make up as muckle as 20% o the Maltese vocabulary.[4] It is the anerlie Semitic leid written in the Laitin alphabet in its staundart form.

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  1. Constitution of Malta, I.5.(1),
  2. 2.0 2.1 Brincat (2005)
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