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preliterate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Linguistics
preliteratepre‧lit‧e‧rate /priːˈlɪtərət/ adjective 🔊 🔊 SLa society that is preliterate has not developed a written languageilliterate
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preliterateAs a result, we will become like preliterate tribesmen of old, except on a much larger scale.
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