Maltese leid

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Maltese
Malti
Native tae Maltae
Native speakers
520,000 (2012)[1]
Latin (Maltese alphabet)
Maltese Braille
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in
 Maltae
 European Union
Regulatit bi Naitional Cooncil for the Maltese Leid
Il-Kunsill Nazzjonali tal-Ilsien Malti
Leid codes
ISO 639-1 mt
ISO 639-2 mlt
ISO 639-3 mlt
Glottolog malt1254[2]
Linguasphere 12-AAC-c
Idioma maltés.PNG
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Maltese (Maltese: Malti) is the naitional leid o Maltae, an a co-offeecial leid o the kintra alangside Inglis,[3] 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).[4][5] About hauf o the vocabulary is borraed frae Italian an Sicilian,[4] an Inglis wirds make up as muckle as 20% o the Maltese vocabulary.[6] It is the anerlie Semitic leid written in the Laitin alphabet in its staundart form.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Maltese at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Maltese". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. Constitution of Malta, I.5.(1),
  4. 4.0 4.1 Brincat (2005)
  5. So who are the 'real' Maltese. Archived frae the oreeginal on 2016-03-12. The kind of Arabic used in the Maltese language is most likely derived from the language spoken by those that repopulated the island from Sicily in the early second millennium; it is known as Siculo-Arab. The Maltese are mostly descendants of these people. 
  6. "BBC - Languages". Archived frae the oreeginal on 13 September 2017. Retrieved 12 January 2017.