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sitelen pi toki pona lipu ni li lon toki pona ala li lon toki ante.
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 was intended 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]. As of today, the extent of the page has grown and it can thus be used as a resource of various Toki Pona related activities.

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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' 
  • The Irish Times 2019, Art in Focus: Therapy Notebook 1, pp. 1-6 by Eoin McHugh. Aidan Dunne 
  • 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 
  • 20 Minuten another link 2007, Le toki pona est la nouvelle langue à la mode sur le net [in French] 
  • 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 
  • Languages of the World: Exploring The Rich Diversity Of Human Languages 2015, Asya Pereltsvaig, Are Languages of “Primitive Peoples” Primitive? [TP only a part of the article] 
  • The Mezzofanti Guild: Language Learning Made Simple 2016, Donovan Nagel, How Much Vocab Do You Actually Need To Speak A Foreign Language? [TP only mentioned] 
  • Schott's Vocab, The Opinion Pages in The New York Times; 2010, Questions Answered: Invented Languages [TP only mentioned] 
  • naszemiasto.pl 2019, Tomasz Smoczyk z Leszna mówi 15 językami. Zna nawet język toki pona [ZDJĘCIA] (Tomasz Smoczyk from Leszno speaks 15 languages. He even knows Toki Pona [Photos]. In Polish). Karolina Bodzińska 
  • Unidivers (in French) 
  • Ulyces (in French) Peut-on tout dire avec la langue la plus concise du monde? [Can we say everything in the most concise language in the world? Translated from The Atlantic (2015) above]
  • L'Obs (in French) [reprinted from Ulyces above]
  • 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)
  • Podcast Quadrivium Radio Québec Science (2017, Tout dire avec 120 mots, 7 minutes, Sylvain Lumbroso, Jean-Yves Ginchereau and Marion Vignal)

Podcasts not featuring Sonja Lang Edit

Books, magazines Edit

Television Edit

Videos Edit

Websites Edit

Academia Edit

Academic articles, papers Edit

Conventions and gatherings Edit

  • LingvaFest' (polyglot festival in Bratislava, Slovakia; Toki Pona splash courses)
  • The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Toki Pona splash courses)
    • 2002 by Jacob Schwartz
    • 2003 by Jacob Schwartz
    • 2004 by Jacob Schwartz
    • 2006 by Jacob Schwartz
    • 2007 by Jacob Schwartz
    • 2008 by Leonid Chindelevitch
    • 2009 by Leonid Chindelevitch
    • 2012 by Chelsea Voss
  • 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; video of a lecure about Czech history)
  • TokiPonathon, another link (2014, Actual Fluency meetup, 17 people tried to learn Toki Pona in 48 hours)
  • Summer Esperanto-School
    • 2013, Toki Pona course
  • Yale University (splash course about conlangs including Toki Pona)
  • Stanford University (Toki Pona splash courses)
    • 2010 by Seth Schoen, 1 participant
    • 2011 by Seth Schoen, 3 participants
  • Princeton University (Toki Pona splash courses)
    • 2018 by Holden Lee, 20 participants
    • 2019 by Holden Lee, 23 participants
  • 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

Dictionaries, wordlists Edit

Grammar Edit

Lessons Edit

Video lessonsEdit

Non-English lessons Edit

Useful phrases Edit

Literature Edit

Videos and music Edit

Software Edit

  • lon Weather program in Toki Pona.
  • ilo pona Software dictionary for Toki Pona.

Social Media, Chat rooms, and Forums Edit

Facebook Edit

  • Facebook group (toki pona) 4000+ members (July 2019; very active, posts from everyday life, posts concerning linguistic points of toki pona)
  • Facebook group (toki pona taso) 700+ members (July 2019; Toki Pona only, no English, very active, various posts from everyday life)
  • Facebook group (Learn Toki Pona) 1200+ members (July 2019)

Reddit Edit

  • Reddit (toki pona subreddit r/tokipona) 2100+ members (July 2019; very active)
  • /r/mi_lon (Oct 2019; active, memes in or about toki pona)
  • /r/tokiponataso (Nov 2019 toki pona only subreddit)

Telegram Edit

Twitter Edit

Discord Edit

Other Edit

Personal websites and blogs Edit

Websites and blogs about Toki Pona Edit

Articles about Toki Pona on non-TP related websites and blogs Edit

Websites and blogs completely in Toki Pona Edit

Websites and apps with a Toki Pona interface Edit

Many other sites could have been here, but people refuse Toki Pona solely based on not having a language code.

  • 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 (February 2018)
    • Toki Pona is the 14th most spoken language there (August 2019, 509 speakers – 302 beginners, 136 intermediate, 64 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

Apps on App Store Edit

Toki Pona tools Edit

Dictionaries, translatorsEdit

Script or voice renderersEdit

Other toolsEdit

  • ilo wawa discord bot.
  • Ruby library to process Toki Pona by Sergey Potapov
  • toki pi ilo sona programming language in toki pona (not released at time of adding)
  • kasi Panto a video game by jan Nikola
  • Star Catcher a video game by Magmatism with Toki Pona available (jan mun)
  • Monogatari a HTML visual novel game engine with support for Toki Pona localization.

Toki Pona original contentEdit

Writing systems Edit

Spin-off languages or unrecognized dialects Edit

Sign languages (manually coded Toki Pona) Edit

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