Our Maltese translation team consists of
Maltese is a Semitic language most closely related to Arabic and probably descended from Siculo-Arabic. In addition, there is a strong influence from Italian and English, which is Malta's official language next to Maltese. About half of the words come from Italian and Sicilian, with English accounting for up to 20% of the Maltese vocabulary. It is spoken by about 400,000 people and is thus next to Irish Gaelic the smallest national language of the European Union. It is also the only Semitic language using the Latin alphabet in its standard form. The oldest reference to Maltese was in 1364 from the Benedictine Monks of Catania, who were unable to open a monastery in Malta because they could not understand the native language. The Maltese language started to develop into a distinct language in the 11th century, after the Normans ended the Arab rule of the islands. Since then, the vernacular developed from its Arabic source alongside Italian. Throughout the centuries, the use of Maltese was generally discouraged. In the nineteenth century, concerted efforts were made to transcribe spoken Maltese in a comprehensive written form. Finally, in 1934 Maltese was recognised as an official language.
LOCATIONS OF OUR EXTERNAL TRANSLATORS:
Mosta (MT), Qormi (MT), Rabat (MT), Sliema (MT), Valletta (MT),