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Maltese Translation Service

WorldAccess Translations provides professional Maltese translation services with English into Maltese translation services, Maltese into English translation services and Maltese into and from unlimited language pairs.

Maltese (Maltese: Malti) is the national language of Malta, and a co-official language of the country alongside English, while also serving as an official language of the European Union, the only Semitic language so distinguished. Maltese is descended from Siculo-Arabic (the Arabic dialect that developed in Sicily, Malta and the rest of Southern Italy). About half of the vocabulary is borrowed from Italian and Sicilian, and the English words make up to 20% of the Maltese vocabulary. It is the only Semitic language written in the Latin alphabet in its standard form.

Maltese became an official language of Malta in 1934, alongside English, when Italian was dropped from official use. The oldest reference to Maltese comes from the Benedictine Monks of Catania, who were unable to open a monastery in Malta, in 1364, because they could not understand the native language. In 1436, in the will of a certain Pawlu Peregrino, Maltese is first identified as lingua maltensi. The oldest known document in Maltese is "Il Cantilena" (Maltese:Xidew il-Qada) a poem from the 15th century, written by Pietro Caxaro and the first known Maltese dictionary was written by the French Knight Francois de Vion Thezan Court in 1640. It includes notes about Maltese grammar and a concluding section detailing, in Italian and Maltese, phrases to be used when giving orders to soldiers. Facsimilies of the work are currently published.

In his book Dell?Istoria della Sacra Religione et Illustrissima Militia di San Giovanni Gierosolimitano (English: The History of the Sacred Religion and Illustrious Militia of St John of Jerusalem), written between 1594 and 1602, Giacomo Bosio endorses the notion that Maltese descended from Carthaginian. Bosio writes that when the cornerstone of Valletta was placed, a group of Maltese elders said "Iegi zimen en fel wardia col sceber raba iesue uquie" (Which in modern Maltese reads, "Ji?i ?mien li fil-Wardija [l-G?olja Sciberras] kull xiber raba? jiswa uqija," and in English, "There will come a time when every piece of land on Sciberras Hill will be worth its weight in gold"). This is the oldest example of printed Maltese.

Accurate Maltese translation the first time around

Trust in your translation provider is the key to receiving the quality translation you are looking for. At WorldAccess we pride ourselves on delivering your Maltese translation project that is backed up with a guarantee.

Your Maltese translation will only be done by in-country translators with proven experience in the subject of your original document. A Project Manager, who is also an experienced linguist, will be dedicated to your translation project.

We'll provide your Maltese translated document in exactly the same format as your original unless specified different. This means you'll have an accurate Maltese translation you can use straight away.

Things to consider when translating between Maltese and other Languages

Layout designs - Text typically expands or contracts when translating one language to another. English to Maltese translations and Maltese to English translations, will contract or expand depending on the subject matter.

Which Maltese do you need for your translation?

Getting the Maltese translation of your documents right can be very tricky. Clearly there's only one Maltese language but as in most countries different sections of the population will have different ways of saying things. Your Account Manager will discuss the target market of your document with you. Clearly if your Maltese translation is aimed at teenagers it will need to use their phrases and maybe even slang. Missing these small issues can be the difference between a successful translation and a bad one.

Specialist industry Maltese translators

With a large network of in-country, bilingual Maltese translator, WorldAccess Translations can respond quickly and effectively to your Maltese language translation needs. Our translation teams are professional linguists performing translation from English to Maltese and Maltese to English for a range of documents in various industries.

Maltese Translation Quality Procedures

We work within documented quality procedures and will adopt additional quality controls in order to align with client-side process. Each Maltese translator is selected based on their experience and special areas of expertise.

Translation Confidentiality

All translators are bound by a commercial confidentiality and corporate nondisclosure agreement.
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