A Bedouin couple enjoys reading in Manah, Oman. About 87% of men in Oman are literate—they can read, write, and do basic math. About 74% of Omani women are literate.
Photograph by James L. Stanfield, National Geographic
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ability to use.
learned behavior of people, including their languages, belief systems, social structures, institutions, and material goods.
nations with low per-capita income, little infrastructure, and a small middle class.
harmful condition of a body part or organ.
having to do with money.
condition of an organism's body and mind.
administration of law.
ability to read and write.
percentage of a population able to read and write.
ability to economically support oneself.
substance used for treating illness or disease.
political unit made of people who share a common territory.
characteristic or feature.
to identify or acknowledge.
specific freedom or opportunity granted to an individual or organization based on the law.
the science of using tools and complex machines to make human life easier or more profitable.
international organization that works for peace, security and cooperation.