Although similar to English in many ways, the Maltese language is spoken by more than half a million people in the world today. It is not considered to be one of the world’s major languages, but it is an important part of preserving a distinctive culture and heritage. The island of Malta is home to the Maltese language and, according to Wikipedia, is one of Europe’s official spoken languages.
There are a few Maltese dialects, mostly regional dialects with only minor differences from Standard Maltese. The regional dialects vary only slightly from one area to the next, but a few feature words, phrases, and idioms unique to that area, mostly with Semitic/Arabic origins.
Since most people who speak Maltese also speak other major world languages, such as Italian or English, be sure to find out whether a project should be translated or transcribed in Maltese versus another language. It could mean a difference in the amount of time a project will take until completion and in some cases could make a difference in the overall price as well. If you are unsure as to whether Maltese is a good language choice, talk to our trained professionals. We can help you make the best decision for your project based on our years of combined experience, helping to ensure success for the project!