Polyglot Alert: Malala Yousafzai Shows Off Her Skills On Tik Tok For Mother Language Day!

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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.

I also speak Urdu. Urdu is the national language of Pakistan,” she said. “And most of the films, dramas, and songs I see are in Urdu.

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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