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5.
a person from the rock nation / island of malta
coldplay are real maltese
by josh1287 January 24, 2011
 
1.
A person from the Medterranean country Malta
Hey your from Malta
by dillon October 16, 2003
 
2.
A pretty white dog.
A maltese is a small white dog, with long shaggy hair, they are friendly dogs.
by Saints October 27, 2003
 
3.
A man or woman of honour from the great islands surrounded by deep blue Mediterranean sea of Malta.
Maltese are people of great history, and of great tradition and culture.
by Forever Maltese April 01, 2008
 
4.
Maltese can refer to either:

"The Maltese people" or "The Maltese language"

The Maltese people are ethnically a group of Southern Italians (from Sicily) who went across to the islands of Malta and settled there, but with genetic influences over time from the Spanish, French, and Greek populations.

The Maltese language is one of the languages spoken by these people. In the past, Italian was the official language of Malta, but when the English took over Malta in the 1930s, English almost completely replaced Italian in everyday speech (although television and most other media remains in Italian). However, in addition to this, the Maltese language (a mixture of Southern Italian dialects and other various mediterranean tongues) was used. In recent years, the Maltese language has rapidly began to decline, with more and more people there speaking English as the language of choice. Maltese is a "working" language of the European Union, but is not given the same status (yet) as the other languages, simply due to the shortage of people who speak it. Its status is in some ways compareable to that of Welsh in Wales, where English has gradually displaced its usage. During an average Maltese conversation, English, Italian, and Maltese will all be intermixed without a second thought. This process is known as "code-switching". In doing this, the Maltese people are being "imprinted" with English and Italian words, and are entering them into the Maltese language. In this way, the Maltese language will eventually become an Italianized form of English if current trends continue. For example, the Maltese word "Bibljoteka" (the 'j' in Maltese is pronounced as an 'i' by the way, so it's like "biblioteka") means library. However, the Maltese have joined the English word for this - Library - with an Italian ending - "eria", to form the "new Maltese" word, "Libreria", which is a combination of Italian and English. The word "Libreria" has now displaced "bibljoteka" almost completly; so much so that the younger generations often do not even realise that "bibljoteka" is a Maltese word. This trend seems to be continuing throughout much of the Maltese language. There are two main different dialects of Maltese. One is this "Italo-Anglicized" one, with italian and english influences growing every day, and is spoken by the rich or those living in urban areas. Those who live on the countryside however (not that there is much of it anymore in Malta), speak a "lesser" form of Maltese, which sounds more like some of the Eastern Mediterranean languages rather than anything else. However, this "lesser" Maltese is in decline, as the other is increasingly considered 'Standard'.
*I am Maltese
*I can speak Maltese
*The Maltese word for Maltese is "Malti"
by xXx-Tamara-xXx April 11, 2008
 
6.
A Tauren Shaman on the Magtheridon server of World of Warcraft. He was the first shaman on Magtheridon to recieve the Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros. His highest PVP rank is Warlord and in currently an officer of Vexation.
I just got killed by the shaman, his name was maltese.
by onebadpally July 04, 2006
 
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Eeyore Puppybutt Esq. is a Maltese. He is a friendly little dog who weighs about 5 lbs and lives in Tampa, FL with his human parents. Eeyore Puppybutt got his law degree within his first year of life, making him quite a unique specimen of the Maltese breed. He loves to give kisses and of course, litigation advice.
"Eeyore Puppbutt Esq. you are mommies little baby Maltese, yes you are, Mommy loves you very much"

Eeyore, since mommy got arrested at the PETA rally she is going to need your legal help, now be a good Maltese and come and bail mommy out of jail.
by Eeyores Mom April 24, 2006