preliterate(redirected from preliterately)
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Of, relating to, or being a culture not having a written language.
A person belonging to such a culture.
(Anthropology & Ethnology) relating to a society that has not developed a written language
pre•lit•er•ate(priˈlɪt ər ɪt)
1. lacking a written language; nonliterate: a preliterate culture.
2. occurring before the development or use of writing.