Maltese people

The Maltese (Maltese: Maltin) people are an ethnic group native to Malta who speak Maltese, a Semitic language and share a common culture and Maltese history. Malta, an island country in the Mediterranean Sea, is an archipelago that also includes the islands of Gozo and Comino; people of Gozo, Gozitans (Maltese: Għawdxin) are considered a subgroup of the Maltese.

Maltese people
Maltin
Map of Maltese Diaspora
Total population
c.400,000–700,000[a]
Regions with significant populations
 Malta 404,113[1]
 Australia198,996[2]
 Canada41,920[3]
 United Kingdom40,230[4]
(Maltese-born)
 United States40,820 (2016)[5]
 Italy31,000[6]
 South Africa1,000[7]
 Germany1,000[8]
 Turkey~1,000-2,000[9] [10]
Languages
Maltese (L1)
English  Italian (L2)
Religion
Predominantly Roman Catholic[11]

a The total figure is merely an estimation from all the referenced populations.

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