Malta

geographical name
Mal·​ta | \ ˈmȯl-tə How to pronounce Malta (audio) \
variants: or ancient Melita \ ˈme-​lə-​tə How to pronounce Malta (audio) , mə-​ˈlē-​tə \

Definition of Malta

1 or Maltese Islands \ mȯl-​ˈtēz How to pronounce Malta (audio) , -​ˈtēs \ group of islands in the Mediterranean Sea south of Sicily; a republic of the Commonwealth of Nations; capital Valletta area 122 square miles (316 square kilometers), population 449,000
2 chief island of the Malta group. area 95 square miles (247 square kilometers)

see also maltese sense 1

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“Malta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Malta. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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