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Muslim countries Compared by Education > Literacy > Total population

DEFINITION: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Kazakhstan 99.5% 1999
2 Tajikistan 99.4% 2003
3 Uzbekistan 99.3% 2003
=4 Turkmenistan 98.8% 1999
=4 Azerbaijan 98.8% 2003
6 Kyrgyzstan 98.7% 1999
7 Maldives 93.8% 2006
8 Kuwait 93.3% 2005
9 Brunei 91.8% 2003
10 Indonesia 90.4% 2004
11 Jordan 89.9% 2003
12 Bahrain 89.1% 2003
13 Qatar 89% 2004
14 Malaysia 88.9% 2003
=15 Lebanon 87.4% 2003
=15 Turkey 87.4% 2004
17 Albania 86.5% 2003
18 Libya 82.6% 2003
19 Oman 81.4% 2003
20 Syria 79.6% 2004
21 Iran 79.4% 2003
22 Saudi Arabia 78.8% 2003
23 United Arab Emirates 77.9% 2003
24 Tunisia 74.3% 2004
25 Egypt 71.4% 2005
26 Algeria 70% 2003
27 Nigeria 68% 2003
28 Djibouti 67.9% 2003
29 Sudan 61.1% 2003
30 Comoros 56.5% 2003
31 Morocco 52.3% 2004
32 Yemen 50.2% 2003
33 Pakistan 49.9% 2005
34 Chad 47.5% 2003
35 Mali 46.4% 2003
36 Bangladesh 43.1% 2003
37 Mauritania 41.7% 2003
38 Iraq 40.4% 2003
39 Senegal 40.2% 2003
40 The Gambia 40.1% 2003
41 Somalia 37.8% 2001
42 Sierra Leone 35.1% 2004
43 Guinea 29.5% 2003
44 Niger 28.7% 2005
45 Afghanistan 28.1% 2000
46 Burkina Faso 21.8% 2003

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Literacy > Total population. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Muslim-countries/Education/Literacy/Total-population

Muslim countries Compared by Education > Literacy > Total population

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Interesting observations about Education > Literacy > Total population

  • All of the top 4 countries by literacy > total population are Christian.
  • All of the top 2 countries by literacy > total population are Cold countries'.
  • All of the top 3 countries by literacy > total population are European.
  • All of the top 2 countries by literacy > total population are Tourist destination.
  • All of the top 2 countries by literacy > total population are Landlocked.
  • All of the top 2 countries by literacy > total population are Catholic.
  • Finland has ranked in the top 2 for literacy > total population since 1980.
  • Bermuda has ranked in the top 3 for literacy > total population since 1970.
  • Barbados has ranked in the top 3 for literacy > total population since 1995.
  • Japan has ranked in the top 4 for literacy > total population since 1995.
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