- an island in the Mediterranean between Sicily and Africa. 95 sq. mi. (246 sq. km).
- a former British colony consisting of this island and two small adjacent islands: now an independent sovereign state and a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 122 sq. mi. (316 sq. km). Capital: Valletta.
Examples from the Web for malta
“Somebody requested from Ecuador through Malta for us to transport, I think it was like a ton of gold,” Petrossov says.The Uber for Private Jets Has Landed
August 21, 2014
She married Kenneth Dear, a businessman, in 1964, and after his retirement they moved to Malta, then Monte Carlo.The Week in Death: Suzanne Gelleri Dear
December 15, 2013
Roberts and his family left for Malta, where he is teaching a course, the day after the ruling.The Media Man-Crush on John Roberts, Conservative Who Saved Obamacare
July 2, 2012
These less animated, if no less personal, adventures, to China, as well as Malta and Cyprus, sag in comparison.Roughing It With Jonathan Franzen’s ‘Farther Away’
April 28, 2012
His disregard for the law put him in prisons across Italy and Malta.Vincenzo Pacelli Says Knights of Malta Murdered Artist Caravaggio
Barbie Latza Nadeau
April 8, 2012
She had money on board (the plunder of Malta) to the amount of L600,000 sterling.
Is not his own flag flying there, and at Malta, not only by his permission, but by his order?
The latter instruments were applied to the Sardinia, Malta, and Corfu cable.Heroes of the Telegraph
Some, like my first batman Dinsdale, died in hospital at Alexandria or in Malta.With Manchesters in the East
Gerald B. Hurst
"So has the cession of Malta by England," interrupted Bonaparte, with impatience.Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, Complete
- a republic occupying the islands of Malta, Gozo, and Comino, in the Mediterranean south of Sicily: governed by the Knights Hospitallers from 1530 until Napoleon's conquest in 1798; French driven out, with British help, 1800; became British dependency 1814; suffered severely in World War II; became independent in 1964 and a republic in 1974; joined the EU in 2004; a member of the Commonwealth. Official languages: Maltese and English. Official religion: Roman Catholic. Currency: euro (from January 2008 replacing the Maltese lira). Capital: Valletta. Pop: 411 277 (2013 est). Area: 316 sq km (122 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for malta
Mediterranean island, from Latin Melite, perhaps from Phoenician melita, literally "place of refuge," from malat "he escaped."