The Maltese language is a semitic language and, more specifically, a dialect of Arabic derived from Sicilian Arabic, which in its turn was connected to the dialects spoken in North Africa, but of course enriched by loans from the Sicilian language. Various Maltese scholars took an interest in Dante and his Comedy in the course of the twentieth century: Arturo Dimech, Robbie Mifsud Bonnici and Erin Serracino Inglott, the last of whom published a translation of Hell in blank verse in 1964. The only complete [...]
Translation of the entire Divine Comedy, in terza rima, di Alfred Palma (Floriana 1939), Maltese man of letters, poet and translator, also author of a complete translation into Maltese of Shakespeare’s theatre. Edition published at La Valletta in 1991.