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illiterate

[ilit′ərit]
unable to read and write.

illiterate

Being unable to read and write or to use written language to interpret graphs, charts, tables, maps, symbols, and formulas.
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She suggested that the assistance of National Education Foundation could be sought for the character building of the illiterate persons.
5 million Iranian adults are illiterate and an additional 11 million are functionally illiterate.
It's the ethically illiterate section of the Indian population that indulges in immoral deeds like rape, arson, anti-social crimes and fan up communal strife in the country.
Will it be the illiterate natives or the literate workers from outside ARMM?
Al-Saidi: 40 million Arabs are illiterate, more than 8 million are from Yemen
27mn (15 years or more), more than 3% (41,637 people) are classified as illiterate, according to the Qatar Statistics Authority (QSA).
3 million people from this group attended the classes as illiterates even though they are not.
The Mission proposes to reduce the number of illiterate women over the next five years.
I was about to forget the story of the 100 million illiterates when I found myself facing other news.
The expression on their faces told me that they thought I didn't quite understand" the pain of the closet faced by adult illiterates.
He describes the poor state of religion, blaming, in general, the aggressive secularism in which we live, and, in particular, parents of "families where faith is hardly practised," students who "seem to know precious little about God," and teachers who are, "in large part, religious illiterates as far as the Catholic and Christian story is concerned.
Cell phones and cable television give computer illiterates access to information and capabilities like e-mail, online shopping, and other services once exclusive to the computer privileged.