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How Do You Say ‘Welcome to Europe’ in Maltese? Check an Arabic Dictionary
"When Christians in Malta go to church, they pray to “Alla.” Their period of Lent is known as “Randan,” a close linguistic relative of “Ramadan,” the Muslim holy month." ‎- maitani
"It turns out that about one-third of the words in the Maltese language, not to mention its grammar, are derived from the Arabic that was spoken by Muslim settlers of the Mediterranean islands in the mid-11th century." ‎- maitani