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Education > Literacy > Illiterates > Aged over 10: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Compares countries by number of illiterate individuals aged over 10. The data was gathered by the United Nations Statistics Division, whose self-declared mission is to compile and disseminate global statistical information, develop standards and norms for statistical activities, and support countries’ efforts to strengthen their national statistical systems.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 India 281.02 million 2001
2 China 54.19 million 2010
3 Pakistan 48.85 million 1998
4 Bangladesh 46.02 million 2001
5 Egypt 40.37 million 2006
6 Ethiopia 29.22 million 2007
7 Nigeria 29.01 million 2006
8 Indonesia 14.98 million 2005
9 Brazil 14.6 million 2010
10 Morocco 10.18 million 2004
11 Iran 9.48 million 2011
12 Nepal 7.66 million 2001
13 Burkina Faso 6.85 million 2006
14 Tanzania 6.74 million 2002
15 Algeria 6.61 million 1998
16 Mozambique 6.18 million 2007
17 Niger 5.85 million 2001
18 Mexico 5.59 million 2010
19 Vietnam 5.35 million 1999
20 South Africa 5.29 million 1996
21 Uganda 5.05 million 2002
22 Philippines 4.4 million 2000
23 Turkey 3.01 million 2011
24 Burundi 2.79 million 2008
25 Benin 2.68 million 2002
26 Cambodia 2.67 million 1998
27 Saudi Arabia 2.6 million 2004
28 Colombia 2.46 million 2005
29 Guatemala 2.22 million 2002
30 Sierra Leone 2.07 million 2004
31 Thailand 1.93 million 2010
32 Tunisia 1.89 million 2004
33 Malaysia 1.72 million 2000
34 Papua New Guinea 1.57 million 2000
35 Peru 1.39 million 2007
36 Ukraine 1.36 million 2001
37 Sri Lanka 1.24 million 2001
38 Venezuela 1.15 million 2001
39 Liberia 1.08 million 2008
40 Dominican Republic 919,388 2010
41 Spain 899,219 2001
42 Honduras 793,994 2001
43 Mauritania 789,681 2000
44 Italy 775,925 2001
45 Nicaragua 772,025 2005
46 Argentina 767,027 2001
47 El Salvador 718,718 2007
48 Ecuador 688,712 2010
49 Bolivia 680,880 2001
50 Zimbabwe 630,271 2002
51 Chile 532,607 2002
52 Romania 508,994 2002
53 Portugal 498,766 2011
54 Russia 389,129 2010
55 Greece 371,452 2001
56 East Timor 318,502 2004
57 Oman 291,347 2003
58 Paraguay 258,241 2002
59 Bhutan 211,514 2005
60 Palestine 196,915 1997
61 Kuwait 150,714 2005
62 Panama 148,747 2010
63 Serbia 127,463 2011
64 Bulgaria 110,933 2011
65 Mauritius 105,521 2011
66 Costa Rica 86,730 2011
67 Uruguay 80,389 1996
68 Swaziland 77,568 2007
69 Croatia 69,777 2001
70 Albania 67,539 2011
71 Republic of Macedonia 63,562 2002
72 Hungary 63,116 2001
73 Turkmenistan 56,116 1995
74 Qatar 54,578 2010
75 Kazakhstan 54,254 1999
76 Kyrgyzstan 42,414 1999
77 Fiji 37,313 1996
78 Mongolia 36,519 2010
79 Suriname 33,711 2004
80 Bahrain 31,756 2001
81 Belarus 30,905 2009
82 Moldova 30,025 2004
83 Malta 26,121 2005
84 Saint Lucia 18,033 2001
85 Cuba 17,845 2002
86 Brunei 17,115 2001
87 Azerbaijan 17,002 2009
88 Tajikistan 13,467 2010
89 Sao Tome and Principe 13,003 2001
90 Georgia 12,557 2002
91 Lithuania 10,324 2011
92 Montenegro 8,149 2011
93 Armenia 6,503 2011
94 Seychelles 4,078 2010
95 Maldives 3,521 2006
96 Kiribati 2,485 2010
97 Latvia 2,065 2011
98 Aruba 1,881 2000
99 Tonga 1,572 2006
100 Estonia 1,490 2011
101 North Korea 326 2008

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