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Malta

[ mawl-tuh ]

noun

  1. an island in the Mediterranean between Sicily and Africa. 95 sq. mi. (246 sq. km).
  2. 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). : Valletta.


Malta

/ ˈmɔːltə /

noun

  1. 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)


Malta

  1. Republic in the Mediterranean Sea south of Sicily , made up of five small islands.


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Notes

Malta, strategically located, has belonged to a succession of civilizations, including the ancient Greeks and the Roman Empire . In 1800, the British established control of Malta, which, since its independence in 1964, has continued to maintain close ties with Britain .

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Example Sentences

Brazil and Malta are among the handful of other countries that have prohibited the practice.

The oddly shaped and textured bumps protrude from the bone as much as 1 centimeter, says Woodruff, of the Great Plains Dinosaur Museum in Malta, Mont.

France would join Malta and a handful of other countries to ban conversion therapy if President Emmanuel Macron signs the bill.

Canada would join Malta and a handful of countries that ban conversion therapy.

Malta is one of the handful of countries that ban conversion therapy.

“Somebody requested from Ecuador through Malta for us to transport, I think it was like a ton of gold,” Petrossov says.

She married Kenneth Dear, a businessman, in 1964, and after his retirement they moved to Malta, then Monte Carlo.

Roberts and his family left for Malta, where he is teaching a course, the day after the ruling.

These less animated, if no less personal, adventures, to China, as well as Malta and Cyprus, sag in comparison.

His disregard for the law put him in prisons across Italy and Malta.

Giovanni Francesca Abela, a historian and ecclesiastic of Malta, died.

Maxwell in Egypt has been improvising a few; Methuen at Malta says they can't make them there.

The French troops took possession of the fortifications of Malta, and the fleet anchored in the ports.

Bonaparte attacked Valetta, in Malta, and in a sortie the Maltese lost the standard of their order.

The importance of Malta as a military station was known in England three hundred years ago.

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