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Title: Maltese feast names give clues to island’s Muslim history
Authors: Diacono, Tim
Keywords: Dalli, Charles, 1971-
Fiorini, Stanley, 1941-
Vella, Horatio, 1952-
Johns, Jeremy, 1954-
Malta -- Civilization -- Arab influences
Malta -- History -- Arab rule, 870-1090
Feasts, Religious -- Malta
Fasts and feasts -- Malta
Language maintenance -- Malta
Sociolinguistics -- Malta
Forced migration -- Malta
Roger II, King of Sicily, 1095-1154
Issue Date: 2016-02-14
Publisher: Media Today Co. Ltd
Citation: Diacono, T. (2016, 14/02/2016). Maltese feast names give clues to island’s Muslim history. Malta Today.
Abstract: This article discusses different schools of thought on the historical connections between Malta and the Arab world. To demonstrate how Islamic influences are woven into the fabric of Maltese society, the author refers to the ideas of local historians such as Charles Dalli. Together, they draw examples of Maltese words and names (of Catholic Feasts) that descend directly from Islamic rather than Latin roots.
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