One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Unable to read or write.‘non-literate cultures’
primitive, uncivilized, unenlightened, in a state of nature, heathenView synonyms
- ‘These non-literate people were fighting to protect their ancestral homelands and their way of life.’
- ‘The bonded workers, frequently non-literate, have no choice but to depend on the word of the employer about when the loans are finally paid off.’
- ‘Freire viewed literacy and continuing education as a means for democratization of culture among the rural and urban non-literate people.’
- ‘The non-literate women married at around 16 and literate women at 17.5.’
- ‘Body language is extremely important, particularly in non-literate or semi-literate societies.’
- ‘They come from humble backgrounds and some are non-literate, but what they all share is a desire to serve others.’
- ‘School outcomes create categories of literate and non-literate.’
- ‘A traditionally non-literate culture has a strong understanding of learning things by memory.’
- ‘The methods of secular musicians, whose traditions were largely non-literate, were doubtless more informal, though in the 15th century a repertory of courtly dances based on written cantus firmi developed: the bassadanza or basse danse and associated forms.’
- ‘This essay has shown how newspapers helped to create and shape an informal system of education for both literate and non-literate Spaniards.’
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