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“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Maltese of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 31,730

ROP3 Code: 106188
IMB Affinity Group: European Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Maltese
Language: Maltese - (mlt)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin: Malta

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Majority Located Where

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 19,065

  Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI - 6,800

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Brief Profile

The Maltese people migrated from Malta, an island country made of a group of seven islands in the Mediterranean Sea.

They speak Maltese, with the majority able to converse in English. They are culturally intertwined with traditional customs and modernization. Weddings are usually a grand occasion. Their traditional customs are very much a part of their religious heritage. However, their traditional customs are a mixture of several influences (e.g. Latin, European, and Mediterranean).

Malta is described in the Book of Acts (Acts 27:39-42 and Acts 28:1-11) as the place where Paul the Apostle was shipwrecked on his way to Rome, awaiting trial. Freedom House and the World Factbook report that 98% of the Maltese are Roman Catholic, making the nation one of the most Catholic countries in the world. Maltese in the United States also claim Roman Catholicism as their religion. However, the majority are in name only Roman Catholic living a more secular life.

Prayer Points

  • Pray God will reveal to Maltese that forgiveness in Christ is by grace and not works.
  • Pray God will send Christians to live among Maltese people, sharing the message of Christ's grace and exemplifying a lifestyle that reveals God's free gift of grace.

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON19,065
United StatesLivoniaDetroit-Warren-DearbornMI6,800

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