Maltese (Maltese: Malti) is the naitional leid o Maltae, an a co-offeecial leid o the kintra alangside Inglis, 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). About hauf o the vocabulary is borraed frae Italian an Sicilian, an Inglis wirds make up as muckle as 20% o the Maltese vocabulary. It is the anerlie Semitic leid written in the Laitin alphabet in its staundart form.
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