Background Of The Language

Malta is a magical island nation with this much to offer. I have been here for just four times now and can’t appear to comprehend this gem of a location is constantly overlooked by travelers. The cuisine, landscape and one of a kind background (dating back over 7,000 decades!) Moved Malta to the top of the list of Mediterranean splendors. It is so much more than sea and sand. Approximately 400,000 men and women that are Maltese reside on the three islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino of the country.

Origins of the Language

Background Of The Language

Typical Words at the Language

The civilization of malta has absorbed centuries¬†of external influences, which can be tasted, seen and felt anywhere. Malta lies just south of Sicily, which can be accomplished within 90 minutes by boat. Here’s a little background of the language, if you are planning on travel to Malta one day:

Photographs of Maltese Language Evidence

During the 8th and 7th centuries Arab Muslims took over Byzantine Sicily and Malta, which gave way for its growth of the Sicilian-Arabic language. This language continued growing to the islands to what is now Maltese Though it died off at Sicily. It is the only Semitic language. Other languages comprise Aramaic, Arab, and Hebrew. The Contemporary Maltese language has also been influenced by English (it had been under British control in 1814 to 1964) and Italian, and that is the reason why some will recognize many of these adopted phrases when hearing people talk in Maltese.

Background Of The Language

Maltese and English are the two national languages of Malta, and also you will get by speaking English, it good to listen to phrases and some words from Maltese.

Background Of The Language

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Good morning- l-ghodwa t-tajba

Very Superior afternoon- il wara nofsinhar it-tajjeb

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Good evening- il- lijla t-tajba

How are you?- kil int?

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Thank you- grazzi

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Bon Apetit- l-ikla t-tajba

My name is _____- jisimmi

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Cheers- Sahha

How much is this?- kemm jiswa?

Where is____?- fejn?

Background Of The Language

So here you get a brief intro into the world of the background of the Maltese language. This little archipelago makes up unlike any other place at the Mediterranean for its size with rich cultural value and a mystique. It is my expectation that you will see Malta in your next trip.

Background Of The Language

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