Malala Yousafzai celebrated International Mother Language Day, to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and to spread awareness about multilingualism.
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The youngest laureate to receive a Nobel Prize posted a video of her on Twitter, where she showed off her skills of speaking four languages. She also wished everyone a “Happy International #MotherLanguageDay!”
Yousafzai started the video by introducing herself (speaking in Pashto) as a twenty-three-year-old from Swat, Pakistan. The Oxford graduate went on tell that her mother language is Pashto and that everyone at her home communicates in this language.
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She did not just stop there, Malala went on to speak in three other languages after that, revealing that she is in fact a polyglot!
Moving on, she told the viewers that she can also speak Urdu, the national language of Pakistan.
Activist for female education in Pakistan, Ms. Yousafzai then revealed that she is also fluent in English, a language that she started learning in Pakistan. She further added that after moving to the UK, she got better versed in it.
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Last but not the least, Malala Yousafzai informed on International Mother Language Day, that she is also in the process of learning a new language, Swahili — the national language in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania, and an official language of the East African Community.
The video was uploaded through Tik Tok on Twitter by the young activist.
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