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Definition of Illiteracy

Illiteracy

  1. The state of being illiterate, or uneducated; want of learning, or knowledge; ignorance; specifically, inability to read and write; as, the illiteracy shown by the last census.
  2. An instance of ignorance; a literary blunder.

Illiteracy Quotations

My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.
Maya Angelou

Hatred, intolerance, poor hygienic conditions and violence all have roots in illiteracy, so we're trying to do something to help the poor and the needy.
Abdul Qadeer Khan

Our foremost priority is the removal of poverty, hunger and malnutrition, disease and illiteracy. All social welfare programmes must be implemented efficiently. Agencies involved in the delivery of services should have a strong sense of duty and work in a transparent, corruption-free, time-bound and accountable manner.
Pratibha Patil

Just carrying a ruler with you in your pocket should be forbidden, at least on a moral basis. The ruler is the symbol of the new illiteracy. The ruler is the symptom of the new disease, disintegration of our civilisation.
Friedensreich Hundertwasser

Elimination of illiteracy is as serious an issue to our history as the abolition of slavery.
Maya Angelou
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Illiteracy Translations

illiteracy in German is Analphabetentum {n}
illiteracy in Norwegian is analfabetisme
illiteracy in Spanish is analfabetismo
illiteracy in Swedish is obildning

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