Type Country & Island
Usage Maltese, Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, Georgian, German, Greek, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Kurdish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tajik, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Uzbek
Scripts مالطا(Arabic) Մալթա(Armenian) Мальта(Belarusian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Mongolian Cyrillic, Russian, Ukrainian) Малта(Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian, Tajik, Uzbek Cyrillic) მალტა(Georgian) Μάλτα(Greek) مالتا(Kazakh Arabic) ماڵتا(Kurdish Sorani)
Pronounced Pron. MUL-tu(Maltese) mal-TA(Arabic) mahl-TAH(Armenian) MAL-ta(Belarusian, Catalan, Czech, German, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Spanish, Turkish) MAL-tə(Catalan) MAHL-ta(Dutch) MAWL-tə(British English, American English) MAHL-tə(American English) MAHL-TAH(Georgian) MAL-tu(European Portuguese) MAHL-tu(Russian, Ukrainian) [key·IPA]
Other Forms FormsMalt'a (Armenian, Georgian)
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Meaning & History
Uncertain, possibly derived from Greek μέλι (meli) meaning "honey". This is the name of an island nation in southern Europe.