Picture Languages

Maltese speaking countries

Maltese is one out of two official languages in Malta but is not spoken in any other countries. The Maltese language (native name: Malti) has its roots in the Afro-Asiatic language family.

Further languages in Malta are:
Distribution Maltese

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
MaltaSouthern Europeyes90.1 %467,000

Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers — not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Maltese as a subsequently learned language is not the subject of this page. Countries where native speakers make up only a few thousand, or even a few hundred people, or countries with a percentage well below 1% are unlikely to be listed here.