About Shona Language
According to Wikipedia.org, Shona is a Bantu language and is spoken by the Shona people of Zimbabwe. The language was codified by the colonial government and became popular during the 1950s. According to Ethnologue, the language was spoken in the Zezuru, Korekore, and Karanga dialects. It is spoken by 7.5 million people. Shona has Manyika and Ndau dialects and is spoken by 1,025,000 and 2,380,000 people. It is called Shona and is similar to the Ndau (Eastern Shona) and Karanga (Western Shona). Shona is a written standard language and became popular in the early 20th century. In the 1920s, the Rhodesian administration offered schoolbooks and other materials in Shona. The first novel in Shona was published in 1957. It is taught in the schools and has literature in the monolingual and bilingual dictionaries. The Standard Shona has a specific dialect and is spoken by the Karanga people of Masvingo Province. Shona dialects are taught in local schools.
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.