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Maltese leid

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Native taeMaltae
Native speakers
520,000 (2012)[1]
Latin (Maltese alphabet)
Maltese Braille
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in
 European Union
Regulatit biNaitional Cooncil for the Maltese Leid
Il-Kunsill Nazzjonali tal-Ilsien Malti
Leid codes
ISO 639-1mt
ISO 639-2mlt
ISO 639-3mlt
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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 forby servin as an offeecial leid o the European Union, the anerlie Semitic leid sae distinguished. Maltese is descendit frae Siculo-Arabic (the Arabic dialect that developit in Maltae an Sicily atween the nint an the fowerteent centuries).[4][5] Aboot hauf o the vocabulary is borraed frae Italian an Sicilian,[4] an Inglis wirds mak 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.

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  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) Archived 2009-05-21 at the Wayback Machine,
  4. a b Brincat (2005)
  5. So who are the 'real' Maltese. Archived frae the original on 12 Mairch 2016. 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. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  6. "BBC - Languages". Archived frae the original on 13 September 2017. Retrieved 12 Januar 2017. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)