Pronunciation: (môl'tu), [key]
1. an island in the Mediterranean between Sicily and Africa. 95 sq. mi. (246 sq. km).
2. a former British colony consisting of this island and two small adjacent islands: now an independent sovereign state and a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 297,622; 122 sq. mi. (316 sq. km). Cap.: Valletta.
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