Il-Malti huwa l-ilsien nazzjonali tar-Repubblika ta’ Malta. Huwa l-ilsien uffiċjali flimkien mal-Ingliż; kif ukoll wieħed mill-lingwi uffiċjali tal-Unjoni Ewropea. Dan l-ilsien jipposjedi bażi u għerq semitiku, attribwit minn djalett Għarbi li huwa ġej mill-Afrika ta’ Fuq, allura qatt ma kellu relazzjoni mill-qrib mal-Għarbi Klassiku. Però tul iż-żminijiet, permezz ta’ proċess tal-latinizzazjoni ta’ Malta, bdew deħlin bosta elementi lingwistiċi mill-Isqalli, djalett ta’ art li wkoll għaddiet minn perjodu ta’ dominju Għarbi. Wara l-Isqalli beda dieħel ukoll it-Taljan, speċjalment fil-perjodu tad-daħla tal-Kavallieri tal-Ordni ta’ San Ġwann sa meta l-Ingliż ħa post it-Taljan bħala l-lingwa uffiċjali fil-Kostituzzjoni Kolonjali tal-1934. Il-Malti huwa l-uniku lsien ta’ oriġini semitika li jinkiteb b’ittri Latini.

Maltese is the national language of Malta. It is also a co-official language alongside English and since 2005 it has become an official language of the European Union. Maltese is the only language derived from a Semitic dialect that is written in a Latin script. Arabic, Romance languages (mainly Italian and Sicilian) and English are interwoven into Maltese.

Malta is an island in the Mediterranean Sea. The country covers just over 316 km2 and has a population of just under 450,000. The capital of Malta is Valletta. The country gained independence in 1964 and became a republic in 1974. Malta is home to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, namely seven megalithic temples and Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum.

Inizjamed is a voluntary  non-governmental cultural organization founded in 1998 in Malta that is committed towards the regeneration of culture and artistic expression in the Maltese Islands and actively promotes a greater awareness of the cultures of the Mediterranean.