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A genetic study of modern Maltese poves that half of them carry Phoenician genetic identifiers and their language seems to be very close to the Lebanese language.

The National Geographic study, discussed elsewhere in this site, made some remakable discoveries regarding the ethnic origin of the Maltese people. Science and genetics came to prove what history could not make certain. Despite the claims that upon the Arab occupation of Malta it was vacated of
ALL its inhabitants around the year AD 869, carrying ‘one and all’ into
slavery and leaving no Punic or Latin survivors behind, genetics prove this to be untrue. The National Geographic study indicates that more than half of the Y chromosome lineages in today’s Maltese population came in with the Phoenicians, and there is a very close genetic relationship between the Maltese and the Lebanese Phoenicians.

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  1. realistic bird Says:


    Well that is surprising. I found the link to the Lebanese language funny especially this part: “Furthermore, calling both of the languages Arabic would confuse those outside Lebanon. They will think that we speak Arabic in Lebanon, and they will be driven to learn the Arabic language.” Lebanese is a version of dialect of the Arabic language contrary to what he says so it is Arabic and besides the Lebanese learn classical Arabic in school as their official language mentioned in the article also. True there are some words different from one Arab country to the next but they understand each other. Umm there is no explanation what this language constitutes of and its grammar or vocabulary since it is simply spoken by the Lebanese and not taught formally. So if he wants to fix the problem of Lebanese in the Diaspora then teach them Arabic and in the school talk to them with the Lebanese dialect so they get used to it.

    Thanks for the info 🙂

    • Dear friend,.
      This is a very complex historical and linguistic matter. If you are interested I can provide certain information as to the grammar etc., of the Phoenician Language. Please note that most of the Semitic languages, including Aramaic, Arabic, and Hebrew are very closely related to Phoenician.
      Kinde regards.

  2. realistic bird Says:

    Indeed it is complex. If it is no trouble I would like to know more about the subject. I’m from Lebanon and saw many flaws in the arguments presented by the article about the Lebanese language.


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