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Illiteracy rates by world region 2019

The illiteracy rate among all adults (over 15-year-old) in 2019, by world region

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Source

Release date

December 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2009 to 2019

Age group

15 years and older

Supplementary notes

The reference years vary, but according to the source, the values refer to the most recent year available in each specified time period. The source indicates the degree of literacy. The illiteracy rate was calculated in reverse.
The source provides no data for North America.

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