Toki Pona history can be split into eras, each starting with the publication of Toki Pona material in some major official capacity.
Features of Toki Pona are often distinguished by the era in which they originated, or have been most prevalent. This is used to label and sort words and styles of speaking, alongside their book presence and ijo Linku word usage category.
|pre-pu||2001, with the start of jan Sonja's work on Toki Pona and the publication of an early version online|
|tenpo pu, post-pu||May 2014, with the publication of Toki Pona: The Language of Good|
|tenpo ku, post-ku||July 2021, with the publication of Toki Pona Dictionary|