As regards age, Maltese is stronger among those aged 50 and older, but a slight growth in family use can be seen in the 18-35 age group.
Among all age groups, Maltese is widely dominant in relations with friends, while English is the preferred language for reading books and newspapers or posting in social networks.
Maltese is spoken by almost 483,000 people in the world, according to Ethnologue. Of them, 403,000 are found in Malta. It is the country’s official language alongside English. It is also one of the EU’s official languages.