About Afrikaans Language
According to Wikipedia.org, Afrikaans is a West Germanic language. The language is widely spoken in South Africa, Namibia. It is also spoken in Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe but it is a lesser spoken language in these countries. The Afrikaans language is also called Cape Dutch. It was developed by 17th-century Dutch. Afrikaans and English are the only languages that are the official languages of South Africa. Afrikaans is very similar to Dutch, but there are clear differences between the two. It differs from Standard Dutch and has a different sound system. Afrikaans was adopted in schools in 1914. It was also the official language in the Dutch Reformed Church in 1919. distinct Afrikaans literature also gained a lot of popularity in the 20th century. The translation of the Bible is also available in Afrikaans and it was first was published in 1933.
About Maltese Language
According to Wikipedia.org, Maltese is a popular Semitic language and is spoken by the natives in Maltese people. It is the official language of Malta and the European Union. The writing system features Maltese and Latin. Maltese is spoken by over 520,000 speakers. This language belongs to the Afroasiatic and Semitic families. It follows the peripheral dialect of Arabic that is also spoken in the Mediterranean between Tunis and Sicily. There are a lot of Latin alphabets used in this language. Even though Maltese is used as the official language English is preferred for education purposes. Traditionally a lot of spelling systems were used but the current Maltese alphabets were introduced in 1924. H is usually used at the end of every word but the final consonants appear at the beginning of words.