Second Session - Preservation of Maltese Culture and Language

The Second Day of the Convention, Wednesday 26th January 2000 at the Emigrants Commission, Castille Place, Valletta.

The topics were -

  • What is being done to keep alive Maltese traditions?... feasts, food, language
  • How much is the Maltese language still being used?... in the family, among Maltese, in church
  • Is the Maltese language a help or a hindrance?
  • Are TV and radio being made use of and to what extent?
  • Are books in Maltese and about Malta reaching Maltese migrants?
  • What is expected from the Malta side to help in this respect?
  • Connections (contacts) between present and future generations with Malta

The Keynote speakers were Professor Henry Frendo and Professor Maurice Cauchi. Other delegate speakers were -

Dr Victor Borg


Mr Charles Mifsud


Mr Richard Cumbo


Ms K. Mikallef Buhagiar


Ms Claudia Caruana


Mr Alfred Zarb


Mr Ivan Magri-Overend

Maltese of Egypt

Mr Francis Azzopardi

Maltese of Tunis

Mr Jean F. Buhagiar

Maltese of Algeria

Source: 'Malta' - Maltese Culture Movement, Issues 4,5,6, 2000.

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