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Comparing apples and oranges?


 

Examples of different ways that countries define a literate person  

 

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• Brazil: A person who can read and write at least a simple statement in a language he or she knows.

• Cameroon: Literacy is the ability of people aged 15+ to read and write in French or in English.

• China: A person is considered literate if he or she knows 2,000 characters (1,500 characters if he or she lives in a rural area).

• Islamic Republic of Iran: A literate is an individual who can read and write a simple sentence in Farsi or in any other language.

• Mali: A person who has never attended school is considered illiterate, even if that person can read and write.
Source: GMR 2006 Metatable

 
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