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An island country in the Mediterranean Sea south of Sicily, comprising the island of Malta and two smaller islands. Occupied successively by Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Saracens, and Normans, Malta was granted to the Knights Hospitalers in 1530 and passed to France in 1798 and Great Britain in 1800. The country became independent in 1964. Valletta, on Malta Island, is the capital.
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(Placename) a republic occupying the islands of Malta, Gozo, and Comino, in the Mediterranean south of Sicily: governed by the Knights Hospitallers from 1530 until Napoleon's conquest in 1798; French driven out, with British help, 1800; became British dependency 1814; suffered severely in World War II; became independent in 1964 and a republic in 1974; joined the EU in 2004; a member of the Commonwealth. Official languages: Maltese and English. Official religion: Roman Catholic. Currency: euro (from January 2008 replacing the Maltese lira). Capital: Valletta. Pop: 411 277 (2013 est). Area: 316 sq km (122 sq miles)
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1. an island in the Mediterranean south of Sicily. 95 sq. mi. (246 sq. km).
2. a republic consisting of this island and two adjacent islands: a former British colony; now a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 381,603; 122 sq. mi. (316 sq. km). Cap.: Valletta.
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|Noun||1.||Malta - a republic on the island of Malta in the Mediterranean; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1964|
Malta - a strategically located island to the south of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea
capital of Malta, Valetta, Valletta - the capital of Malta; located on the northeastern coast of the island
Maltese - a native or inhabitant of Malta
|2.||Malta - a strategically located island to the south of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea|
Malta, Republic of Malta - a republic on the island of Malta in the Mediterranean; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1964
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Malta[ˈmɔːltə] N → Malta f
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n → Malta nt
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Malta[ˈmɔːltə] n → Malta
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