Media coverage

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This is a list of media coverage from outside the Toki Pona community.

News coverage

In other languages

  • 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)
  • Арт-революция another link (Art Revolution) on МТРК «Мир» (TV and radio company Mir) (2007, 16-minute segment on constructed languages in Russian)

Interviews with Sonja Lang

  • 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,)



  • ADC Theatre 2023, December 14: Wordplaying: Why People Like to Construct Languages (and What it Might Say About Them)
  • ebrulato 2017, toki pona, “le langage du bien” [in French]
  • ebrulato 2018, aUI 2 Toki Pona [in French]
  • IfYouOnly 2015, July 23, 2015: Can a language survive with just 123 words?
  • Erik Engheim 2017, Let's talk about Abstractions
  • Medium 2019, September 25, Top Dead and Constructed Languages to Learn
  • Badri Sunderarajan 2017, The Littlest Language: What you speak is what you think. Or is it the other way round?
  • Comatose Podcast 2017, Everything Changes in Time


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Only mentions Toki Pona.