Malta

geographical name Mal·ta \ ˈmȯl-tə \
variants: or ancient Melita play \ˈme-lə-tə, mə-ˈlē-tə\

Definition of Malta

1 or Maltese Islands play \mȯl-ˈtēz, -ˈtēs\ group of islands in the Mediterranean Sea south of Sicily; a republic of the Commonwealth of Nations; capital Valletta area 122 square miles (317 square kilometers), population 417,432
2 chief island of the Malta group. area 95 square miles (247 square kilometers)
see also maltese

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