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Adult illiterate population

(number)

Bangladesh is the top country by adult illiteracy in the world. As of 2016, adult illiteracy in Bangladesh was 31.5 million that accounts for 45.16 % of the world's adult illiteracy. The top 5 countries (others are Democratic Republic of the Congo, Myanmar, Indonesia, and Chad) account for 93.82 % of it. The world's total adult illiteracy was estimated at 69.8 million in 2016.

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What is adult illiteracy?

Adult illiterate population. Total is the total number of adults over age 15 who cannot both read and write with understanding a short simple statement on their everyday life.

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