Maltese language

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Noun1.Maltese language - the national language of the Republic of Malta; a Semitic language derived from Arabic but with many loan words from Italian, Spanish, and Norman-French
Semitic - a major branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family
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Selected from presentations at a June 2015 international conference held in Turin, 10 papers discuss recent developments in the linguistics of the Maltese language.
On this years agenda 28 items will be discussed, including the teaching of the Maltese language and the history of Maltese emigration, the dissemination of Maltese culture, the effects of property laws and taxation rates on Maltese living abroad, dual citizenship, distance voting in European Parliamentary elections and establishing a register for diaspora organisations and prominent Maltese living abroad.
Just as the Maltese language is a pastiche of Italian, Arabic, and English, Malta's cuisine is a rich mix of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and North African inflections.
I spent a month in the marvellous city of Valletta, puzzling over the Maltese language, losing myself every day in the labyrinth of Malta's capital.
Therefore the Maltese language is a m-lange of diverse influences.