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mi ken lukin e ali pi toki pona kepeken seme? o pana e sona sina lon ni kepeken toki Inli: Where is Toki Pona practically used? What can you do with Toki Pona? Add here in English.

This page is for supplementary use with the ISO-code application. Following the 2007 and 2017 rejected requests, the reason of the latter being that "Toki Pona does not appear to be used in a variety of domains nor for communication within a community which includes all ages," we hope Toki Pona will be recognised and assigned an ISO-code [tok].

Media Edit

News coverage Edit

  • The Guardian 2015, What happened when I tried to learn Toki Pona in 48 hours using memes 
  • The Globe and Mail another link 2007, Canadian has people talking about lingo she created
  • The Atlantic 2015, How to Say (Almost) Everything in a Hundred-Word Language
  • Business Insider 2015, The world's smallest language has only 100 words — and you can say almost anything [republished from The Atlantic (2015) above]
  • The New Yorker 2012, Utopian for Beginners [TP only mentioned] 
  • Oxford Dictionaries 2018, Exploring Toki Pona: do we need more than 120 words? 
  • Termcoord 2016, The biggest or the smallest vocabulary? Everything will be ‘pona’! 
  • Redorbit 2015, Speak in a made-up language to feel better 
  • New Scientist 2015, Appy Talk  
  • Canada Institute of Linguistics 2018, What is a Language? 
  • The Irish Times 2018, Podcast of the week: The smallest language in the world 
  • Hawaii Public Radio 2017, The Nerdiest Languages You Need to Learn are Invented 
  • Times and Transcript 2007, Moncton native creates unique 'good language' 
  • Mental Floss 2015, In A Language With Only 123 Words, Less Is More 
  • Telegraph-Journal 2007, She's talking in a new tongue [reprinted from Times and Transcript (2007) above] 
  • Los Angeles Times 2007, In their own words -- literally [TP only a part of the article] 
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2007, Invented languages: They're not just for Klingons anymore [reprinted from Los Angeles Times (2007) above; TP only a part of the article] 
  • The Oddysey 2016, A 123-Word Language That Can Be Learned In Under A Week 
  • Antedote Toki Pona for Deeper Insights 
  • Medium 2015, July 23, 2015: Can a language survive with just 123 words? 
  • Medium 2018, aUI 2 Toki Pona [in French] 
  • Medium 2017, toki pona, “le langage du bien” [in French] 
  • Medium 2017, Lets talk about Abstractions 
  • Medium 2017, The Littlest Language: What you speak is what you think. Or is it the other way round? 
  • Medium 2017, Everything Changes in Time 
  • Schott's Vocab, The Opinion Pages in The New York Times; 2010, Questions Answered: Invented Languages [TP only mentioned] 
  • Unidivers (in French) 
  • Ulyces (in French) 
  • Sasapost (in Arabic) 
  • Focus (in Russian) 
  • Linguis (in Russian) 
  • Geektimes (in Russian) 
  • Naukablog (in Russian) 
  • Uczmysiejezykow (in Polish) 
  • Nyelv és Tudomány (in Hungarian) 

Interviews with Sonja Lang Edit

  • Allusionist (2015, Allusionist 25: Toki Pona, 20 minutes, interviewed by Helen Zaltzman)
  • Actual Fluency Podcast (2014, AFP 20 – Sonja Lang: Toki Pona, Conlanging and the meaning of life, 45 minutes, interviewed by Kris Broholm)
  • Skylarking, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, CBC Radio Two. (2008, interviewed by André Alexis)
  • 3-60 Radio-Canada, Première Chaîne (Atlantique) (2007, 8 minutes, interview by Denis Robichaud, transcript translated to English by Sonja herself)
  • Le Réveil Radio-Canada, Première Chaîne (Atlantique) (2007, 13 minutes, interviewed by Michel Doucet, transcript translated to English by Sonja herself)
  • Sounds Like Canada Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, CBC Radio One. (2007, 20 minutes, interviewed by Kevin Sylvester)
  • And Sometimes Y Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, CBC Radio One. (2007, interviewed by Jane Farrow)

Podcasts not featuring Sonja Lang Edit

Books, magazines Edit

Videos Edit

Academia Edit

Academic articles, papers Edit

Conventions and gatherings Edit

  • LingvaFest (2018, polyglot festival in Bratislava, Slovakia; 2 Toki Pona Crash Courses by Václav Zouzalík)
  • The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Toki Pona one-hour classes in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009)
  • kama sona pi toki pona lon ma Elopa (2015, 9 people from 5 countries met in the Czech Republic to enjoy studying and using the Toki Pona language together)
  • TokiPonathon, another link (2014, Actual Fluency meetup, 17 people tried to learn Toki Pona in 48 hours)
  • Summer Esperanto-School (2013, Toki Pona course)
  • International Youth Congress of Esperanto (IJK 2006, Sarajevo)
  • to a lesser degree Toki Pona is used in countless Esperanto meetings
  • workshop in Poland (2018/10/28)

Materials Edit

Toki Pona: The Language of Good (creator's book) Edit

  • see Media–Books above

Lessons Edit

Useful phrases Edit

Literature Edit

Videos and music Edit

Discussion forums, microblogging Edit

Personal websites and blogs Edit

Websites and apps with a Toki Pona interface Edit

  • Amikumu - an app for finding people nearby who speak the same language, with a focus on small and minority languages
    • Ages and Locations of TP speakers on Amikumu
    • Toki Pona is the 15th most spoken language there (March 2019, 432 speakers – 249 beginners, 121 intermediate, 55 advanced, 7 native)
  • Lichess - a site for playing chess with other people online
  • Wikipesija (partial Toki Pona interface) - a wiki-based encyclopedia in Toki Pona on many topics
  • Classic games in Toki Pona (including Zelda, Super Mario, Batman, Jaws)

Apps on Google Play Edit

Toki Pona original content Edit

Writing systems Edit

Spin-off languages or unrecognized dialects Edit

Sign languages Edit