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[eng] 13,000 in Malta (Crystal 2003). Status: 1 (National). Statutory national working language (1964, Constitution, Article 5(2)). Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, West, English

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Maltese
[mlt] Also in Australia, Canada, Italy, Libya, Tunisia, United Kingdom, United States. 300,000 in Malta (Katzner 1975). Population total all countries: 429,000. Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1964, Constitution, Article 5(2)). Alternate Names: Malti Dialects: Gozo, Port Maltese, Rural Central Maltese, Rural East Maltese, Rural West Maltese, Standard Maltese, Zurrieq. Descended from Moroccan Spoken Arabic [ary] with heavy borrowings from Italian [ita]; separately developed with different syntax and phonology. Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South, Arabic

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Maltese Sign Language
[mdl] Status: 6a (Vigorous). Classification: Deaf sign language

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