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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 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 recognized 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. Since the 20th of January 2022 Toki Pona actually got assigned the language code "tok".

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To see the history of Toki Pona, visit this page.

Media[o ante e toki ilo]

News coverage[o ante e toki ilo]

In English[o ante e toki ilo]

  • Antedote Toki Pona for Deeper Insights
  • 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]
  • Canada Institute of Linguistics 2018, What is a Language?
  • Gizmodo 2021, What's the Newest Language?
  • The Globe and Mail another link 2007, Canadian has people talking about lingo she created
  • The Guardian 2015, What happened when I tried to learn Toki Pona in 48 hours using memes
  • Hawaii Public Radio 2017, The Nerdiest Languages You Need to Learn are Invented
  • The Irish Times 2018, Podcast of the week: The smallest language in the world
  • The Irish Times 2019, Art in Focus: Therapy Notebook 1, pp. 1-6 by Eoin McHugh. Aidan Dunne
  • The Irish Times 2019, Look at this picture. What do you see? by Gemma Tipton
  • 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]
  • Los Angeles Times 2007, In their own words -- literally [TP only a part of the article]
  • Medium 2015, July 23, 2015: Can a language survive with just 123 words?
  • Medium 2017, toki pona, “le langage du bien” [in French]
  • Medium 2017, Let's 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
  • Medium 2018, aUI 2 Toki Pona [in French]
  • Medium 2019, September 25, Top Dead and Constructed Languages to Learn
  • Mental Floss 2015, In A Language With Only 123 Words, Less Is More
  • 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]
  • New Scientist 2015, Appy Talk
  • The New Yorker 2012, Utopian for Beginners [TP only mentioned]
  • The Oddysey 2016, A 123-Word Language That Can Be Learned In Under A Week
  • Oxford Dictionaries 2018, Exploring Toki Pona: do we need more than 120 words?
  • 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]
  • Redorbit 2015, Speak in a made-up language to feel better
  • Schott's Vocab, The Opinion Pages in The New York Times; 2010, Questions Answered: Invented Languages [TP only mentioned]
  • Telegraph-Journal 2007, She's talking in a new tongue [reprinted from Times and Transcript (2007) above]
  • Termcoord 2016, The biggest or the smallest vocabulary? Everything will be ‘pona’!
  • Times and Transcript 2007, Moncton native creates unique 'good language

In Other Languages[o ante e toki ilo]

  • 20 Minuten another link 2007, Le toki pona est la nouvelle langue à la mode sur le net [in French]
  • 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]
  • Das Übersehene im Offensichtlichen, Der Tagesspiegel; 2020 (in German) [TP only mentioned]
  • El Confidencial 2020, El idioma de 120 palabras que "te hace feliz", explicado por la única española que lo habla [The 120-word language that "makes you happy", explained by the only Spanish who speaks it] (in Spanish)
  • Der Tagesspiegel 2020 (in German)
  • Sasapost (in Arabic)
  • BelPressa 2019 (in Russian)
  • Focus (in Russian)
  • Linguis (in Russian)
  • Geektimes (in Russian)
  • Naukablog (in Russian)
  • 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
  • Uczmysiejezykow (in Polish)
  • Nyelv és Tudomány (in Hungarian)

Interviews, podcasts with Sonja Lang[o ante e toki ilo]

  • 3-60 Radio-Canada, Première Chaîne (Atlantique) (2007, 8 minutes, interview by Denis Robichaud, transcript translated to English by Sonja herself.)
  • Actual Fluency Podcast (2014, AFP 20 – Sonja Lang: Toki Pona, Conlanging and the meaning of life, 45 minutes, interviewed by Kris Broholm)
  • Allusionist (2015, Allusionist 25: Toki Pona, 20 minutes, interviewed by Helen Zaltzman)
  • And Sometimes Y Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, CBC Radio One. (2007, interviewed by Jane Farrow)
  • Le Réveil Radio-Canada, Première Chaîne (Atlantique) (2007, 13 minutes, interviewed by Michel Doucet, transcript translated to English by Sonja herself.)
  • Podcast Quadrivium Radio Québec Science (2017, Tout dire avec 120 mots, 7 minutes, Sylvain Lumbroso, Jean-Yves Ginchereau and Marion Vignal)
  • Skylarking, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, CBC Radio Two. (2008, interviewed by André Alexis)
  • Sounds Like Canada Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, CBC Radio One. (2007, 20 minutes, interviewed by Kevin Sylvester,)

Podcasts not featuring Sonja Lang[o ante e toki ilo]

Books, magazines[o ante e toki ilo]

Television[o ante e toki ilo]

Videos[o ante e toki ilo]

Websites[o ante e toki ilo]

Video Games[o ante e toki ilo]

Academia[o ante e toki ilo]

Academic articles, papers[o ante e toki ilo]

Conventions and gatherings[o ante e toki ilo]

  • 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)
  • Meetup in Dallas 2019/11/23, 11 participants? including Sonja; documentary from the meetup

Materials[o ante e toki ilo]

Toki Pona: The Language of Good (creator's book)[o ante e toki ilo]

  • see Media–Books above

Dictionaries, wordlists[o ante e toki ilo]

Grammar[o ante e toki ilo]

Lessons[o ante e toki ilo]

Video lessons[o ante e toki ilo]

Non-English lessons[o ante e toki ilo]

Literature[o ante e toki ilo]

Useful phrases[o ante e toki ilo]

Videos and music[o ante e toki ilo]

Software[o ante e toki ilo]

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

Social Media, Chat rooms, and Forums[o ante e toki ilo]

Facebook[o ante e toki ilo]

  • Facebook group (toki pona) 4700+ members (July 2020; 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)
  • Facebook group (Learn Useless Toki Pona) ~400 members (February 2020)
  • Facebook group (toki pona pi ma tomo Perlin - Berlin toki pona group) - 25 members (February 2020)
  • Facebook group (Toki Pona Türkiye - Turkish toki pona group)
  • Facebook group (Toki Pona Learner's Club)
  • Facebook group (sitelen Meme - meme group)

Reddit[o ante e toki ilo]

Telegram[o ante e toki ilo]

Twitter[o ante e toki ilo]

Discord[o ante e toki ilo]

Other[o ante e toki ilo]

Personal websites and blogs[o ante e toki ilo]

Websites and blogs about Toki Pona[o ante e toki ilo]

Articles about Toki Pona on non-TP related websites and blogs[o ante e toki ilo]

  • sekadar semangka 2020. Sejarah Toki Pona (The History of Toki Pona in Indonesian)

Websites and blogs completely in Toki Pona[o ante e toki ilo]

Websites and apps with a Toki Pona interface[o ante e toki ilo]

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 15th most spoken language there (July 2020, 610 speakers – 364 beginners, 160 intermediate, 79 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
  • DuckDuckGo has a TP interface translation.
  • Classic games in Toki Pona (including Zelda, Super Mario, Batman, Jaws)

Apps on Google Play[o ante e toki ilo]

Apps on App Store[o ante e toki ilo]

Toki Pona tools[o ante e toki ilo]

Dictionaries, translators[o ante e toki ilo]

Script or voice renderers[o ante e toki ilo]

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Toki Pona original content[o ante e toki ilo]

Writing systems[o ante e toki ilo]

Spin-off languages or unrecognized dialects[o ante e toki ilo]

Sign languages (manually coded Toki Pona)[o ante e toki ilo]