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Line breaks: Mal|tese
Pronunciation: /mɔːlˈtiːz
, mɒl-/

noun (plural same)

  • 1A native or inhabitant of Malta or a person of Maltese descent.
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    • According to tradition the national colors were given to the Maltese by Count Roger in 1090.
    • The years between the two world wars were marked by spasmodic European immigration, especially of Italians, Greeks, Croatians, Maltese, and Jews.
    • Saint Paul is a powerful national symbol, as he is credited with converting the Maltese to Christianity.
  • 2 [mass noun] The national language of Malta, a Semitic language related to Arabic but much influenced by Italian, Spanish, and Norman French.
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    • In the case of Britain, they also attempt to obtain information on more recently arrived languages such as Gujarati, Punjabi, Maltese, and Turkish.
    • More people know Irish than Maltese, Latvian or Estonian, the protestors claimed.
    • How many people, for example, can translate from Latvian into Maltese?


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  • Relating to Malta, its people, or their language.
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    • This is still the largest Maltese community outside of Malta.
    • Like its people and history, the Maltese language is varied.
    • Malta is predominantly Roman Catholic so the Maltese people love to celebrate weddings.

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There are 2 definitions of Maltese in English:


Syllabification: Mal·tese
Pronunciation: /môlˈtēz/

Entry from US English dictionary

(also Maltese terrier)


  • A dog of a very small long-haired breed, typically with white hair.

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