Appendix:Toki Pona

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Toki Pona is a constructed language, designed by translator and linguist Sonja Lang and first published online in August 2001.

The set of 137 words listed below (known in Toki Pona as nimi ku suli) are the words emphasized as essential vocabulary in the book Toki Pona Dictionary (2021) by Sonja Lang. Among them, the 120 words (known in Toki Pona as nimi pu) that are listed in the dictionary of Lang's book Toki Pona: The Language of Good (2014), are generally more widely used and more often accepted as standard Toki Pona. The 17 words that are not part of this smaller set are marked as such in the list below.

Dated or nonstandard words not listed below can be found in Category:Toki Pona dated terms or Category:Toki Pona nonstandard terms.

Word list[edit]


External links[edit]

  • Toki Pona official site, which includes links to official Toki Pona books written by Sonja Lang:
    1. Toki Pona: The Language of Good (a.k.a. pu), which defines the words as proposed by Lang in 2014 in the Official Toki Pona Dictionary on pp. 125–134. Available in print and in a Kindle edition.
    2. Toki Pona Dictionary (a.k.a. ku), a work that describes how Toki Pona is used in a major Toki Pona community as of the year 2021, and makes some comments and corrections of material in the first book. Available only in paperback.
    3. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Toki Pona edition), the first in a series of illustrated story books (a.k.a. su), printed in the sitelen pona writing system
  • lipu Linku, a dictionary that includes many notable revived and community-made words (nimi pi pu ala), as well as annually updated usage percentages and sitelen pona glyphs
  • sona pona, a wiki on various Toki Pona topics that includes English prose descriptions and sometimes usage citations of words, including all words in Linku and more

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