Posted in Afro-Asiatic, Language Profiles, Maltese, Semitic

Maltese

maltese

Classification: Afro-Asiatic – Semitic – Central – Southern – Arabic – Maltese

Number of speakers: 522,000 (Ethnologue)

Countries where it is spoken: Malta

Varieties:

  • Gozo
  • Central Maltese
  • Eastern Maltese
  • Western Maltese
  • Zurrieq

Example:

Il-bnedmin kollha jitwieldu ħielsa u ugwali fid-dinjità u d-drittijiet. Huma mogħnija bir-raġuni u bil-kuxjenza u għandhom igibu ruħhom ma’ xulxin bi spirtu ta’ aħwa.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

 

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