But Italy is not the country of illiterates that the stranger presupposes.
Certainly not of the great mass of working women and illiterates!
In the United States of America, there are 106 illiterates to every thousand people.
Have not women, the illiterates of love, all the intuitions of ignorance?
In 1900 the percentage of illiterates among the Bohemians entering the United States was 3.
The number of illiterates in Russia varies from 70 to 80 per cent.
The other caste—the illiterates—were dependents of the Intellectuals.
In 1880 the percentage of illiterates among the race was approximately 70.
It is not alone our illiterates who fail to support our journals.
Only those above the age of fourteen are counted as illiterates.
early 15c., "uneducated, unable to read (originally of Latin)," from Latin illiteratus "unlearned, unlettered, ignorant; without culture, inelegant," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + literatus, literally "furnished with letters" (see literate). As a noun meaning "illiterate person" from 1620s. Hence, illiterati (1788).