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    Clever Parrot Masters Two Languages

    NewsParrot NewsMonday 08 August 2011
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    An African grey parrot in Stourbridge in the West Midlands could be one of the UK’s only bilingual parrots. After being raised in a home where both languages are spoken, Mittu the parrot is able to speak in both English and Urdu. Owner Ghaffar Ahmed, 36, said: ‘He speaks Urdu and English. But he also barks like a dog and makes the noise of the refrigerator alarm, so he likes making all sorts of noises really.’  As well as the likes of ‘who’s a pretty boy then’, the two-year-old has mastered the traditional Muslim greeting ‘asalaam alaykum’ and ‘bismillah’, the Urdu for ‘in the name of Allah’.  

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