There are hundreds of proverbs in the Maltese language reflecting the beliefs, customs and traditions of past generations of Maltese speakers from all walks of life that are in danger of being lost because of lack of use. They include gems of practical wisdom expressed in a language that can be strongly satirical or strikingly poetic. Because of their rich vocabulary and clever turn of phrase, these proverbs have lost none of their freshness despite their age. Their inclusion in the National Inventory of Culture might stimulate fresh interest in them among educators and lead to concrete measures being taken for their dissemination and preservation, especially among the young.
Date of Inscription: 20 May 2019