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This is an overview of the history of Toki Pona, including significant developments in the language and its communities.

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2001[edit | edit source]

August 2001[edit | edit source]

On 8 August, Sonja Lang made the first public post about Toki Pona on her website at GeoCities, under the username Marraskuu, meaning "November" in Finnish.[1] In her post and email logs, Lang claimed that the entire language has "150 words". The website was later moved to tokipona.org[2] and kisa.ca/tokipona.[3]

On 9 August, the website claimed:[4]

Toki Pona! The Natural, Simple Language. Toki Pona is a pidgin-like language designed to express basic human realities by reducing words and ideas to their most simple and universal meanings and avoiding unnecessary complexity. Inspired by the principles of Taoism and primitivism, the entire language has only 14 sounds and under 200 words

Matthew Chrisholm (jan Matejo), Lang's roomate at the time, seems to be the second Toki Pona speaker.

December 2001[edit | edit source]

On 5 December, the web domain tokipona.org was registered.[5]

On 6 December, the word "cute" was added to the description ("Toki Pona is a cute, pidgin-like language").[6]

2002[edit | edit source]

March 2002[edit | edit source]

On 24 March 2002, a Toki Pona group was created on Yahoo! Groups.[7] The group was polled on whether the now-obsolete third-person pronoun iki should be changed, as it was deemed to be too long and too similar to ike.[8]

On the same day, Toki Pona was reviewed by Damian Yerrick,[9][10] who "has pointed out problems that eventually were corrected".[11]

On 26 March, Lang published a dictionary of country names.[12]

April 2002[edit | edit source]

On 8 April, Chuck Smith created an article about Toki Pona on the English Wikipedia, titled "Toki Pona language".[13] The article's existence was repeatedly contested, but it ultimately passed a good article nomination and had a fact featured on the main page in 2019.

May 2002[edit | edit source]

On 15 May, Lang proposed the word kiwen ("rock, stone, metal, material") to replace the previously used compound wawa ma ("hardness of the earth").[14] A poll[15] resulted in 6 votes for kiwen and 2 votes for wawa ma.[16]

On 16 May, another poll on the Yahoo! group about iki was created, and the result was to change iki to ona.[17]

On 19 May, Nikita Ayzikovsky (jan Nikita), who seems to be the third fluent speaker of Toki Pona,[18] created AEI pi toki pona,[19] an alphabet chart that has become well recognized through its inclusion in other resources.

On 31 May, following the second poll, iki was replaced with ona.[20][21]

July 2002[edit | edit source]

On 8 July, forum user Viktoro proposed converting Toki Pona into a three-vowel language. Lang considered the idea, but ultimately rejected it.[22]

On 16 July, Lang published the Toki Pona phonetic conversion guidelines.[23] Some proper names for countries were updated, such as France becoming ma Kanse instead of the previous ma Lanse.[12]

October 2002[edit | edit source]

On 10 October, Knight published the poem "kili lili".[24] It was later included in his o kama sona e toki pona! course, becoming a well-recognised poem among the community.[25]

November 2002[edit | edit source]

On 1 November, ali became an alternative to ale,[26][27] en was made to only join head nouns and not modifiers, kan was deprecated, and kin was used for emphasis of any word.[28]

2003[edit | edit source]

February 2003[edit | edit source]

On 12 February, Lang introduced the question type anu seme (or what?), inspired by the German particle oder.[29]

July 2003[edit | edit source]

On 25 July, Knight completed the first version of his o kama sona e toki pona! course,[30] which would become a major learning resource until Knight shut his site down in 2020.

2004[edit | edit source]

March–November 2004[edit | edit source]

On 31 March, Lang asked on the Wikipedia-l mailing list how to add a Toki Pona language edition of Wikipedia,[31][32] leading to the creation of an official Toki Pona Wikipedia on 4 April.[33] However, it was closed on 16 November.[34][35][36][37] It later moved to Wikicities (later Wikia, Fandom) before being independently hosted as lipu Wikipesija.

Undated[edit | edit source]

From left to right: Marek Blahuš, Eliazar Parra Cárdenas, and Peter Baláž meeting in Modra, Slovakia in 2013

In late 2004, Eliazar Parra Cárdena published the originally Spanish-language course Toki Pona in 76 illustrated lessons.[38] An Esperanto translation became the first published Toki Pona textbook on 12 July 2013, and would go on to appear at Esperanto meetups.

2005[edit | edit source]

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2006[edit | edit source]

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2007[edit | edit source]

May 2007[edit | edit source]

On 7 May, Marcos Cramer (jan Moku) requested the ISO 639-3 language code tok.[39] The request was rejected on 18 February 2008.[40][41] Much later, a second request was made in 2017 and rejected in 2018.[42] Following a third request, the identifier tok was eventually adopted in January 2022.[43]

July 2007[edit | edit source]

According to an article published in The Globe and Mail on 9 July:[44]

A Colorado programmer is developing an apocalyptic computer game with Toki Pona as the spoken language. An Israeli-German singer and member of the Stuttgart Chamber Choir is including it in a concert of musical pieces composed in constructed languages, alongside Esperanto and Star Trek’s Klingon. … Pekka Roponen, a psychiatrist at the central hospital of Hameenlinnan, in southern Finland, … is studying the language’s usefulness in treating patients, having them keep track of their daily thoughts in Toki Pona.

2008[edit | edit source]

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2009[edit | edit source]

April 2009[edit | edit source]

In the Yahoo group, jan Sonja presented the word kijetesantakalu as an April Fools' Day joke:[45]

Although some of the new words I am considering are still in the testing phase, I can safely say that one word that has made the cut is "kijetesantakalu", a noun for any animal from the Procyonidae family, such as raccoons, coatis, kinkajous, olingos, ringtails and cacomistles. I took it from the Finnish word kierteishäntäkarhu, meaning kinkajou.

October 2009[edit | edit source]

On 1 October, jan Sonja closed the yahoo group and replaced it with the phpBB forum, citing that she wanted to have more direct ability to administrate the community. On the same day, she would replace the previous version of her website with a wiki based one at en.tokipona.org. This new wiki would see the list of official words updated with the deprecation of noka to be replaced with anpa, and the introduction of several new words such as namako, alasa, kipisi, and pu. Notably, kijetesantakalu was not included.

November 2009[edit | edit source]

On 18 November, jan Sonja created Toki Pona merchandise.[46]

December 2009[edit | edit source]

On 1 December, Jonathan Gabel (jan Josan) published the writing system sitelen suwi, later known as sitelen sitelen.[47][48] On 10 December, jan Mato proposed creating a contract in Toki Pona, and realized the idea with jan Josan.[49][50][51] On 16 December, jan Kipo proposed renaming the writing system to sitelen sitelen.[52]

2010[edit | edit source]

January 2010[edit | edit source]

As of 20 January, The Routledge Linguistics Encyclopedia (3rd ed.) by Kirsten Malmkjær mentioned Toki Pona in chapter Artificial languages – Recreation on p. 34.[53][54]

Toki Pona is a language exploring the Sapir–Whorf hypothesis, designed to encourage positive thoughts.

October 2010[edit | edit source]

On 31 October, jan Mimoku created the r/tokipona subreddit, which would go on to accrue thousands of subscribers.[55]

2011[edit | edit source]

February 2011[edit | edit source]

On 5 February, the toki pona Facebook group was created.[56]

2012[edit | edit source]

May 2012[edit | edit source]

As of 31 May, jan Sonja had asked several people whether they would be willing to take over Toki Pona:[57][58]

I've privately asked a few active people if they would be interested in managing Toki Pona. It's an option I need to consider.

2013[edit | edit source]

March 2013[edit | edit source]

On 10 March, Christopher Huff created the (unofficial) Toki Pona Sign Language.[59][60][61][62]

2014[edit | edit source]

March 2014[edit | edit source]

On 5 March, jan Mali published her first "Learn toki pona in a fortnight" video on YouTube.[63]

April–May 2014[edit | edit source]

On 25 April, jan Sonja sought graphic designers for the cover of her book.[64][65] On 25 May, she published Toki Pona: The Language of Good or lipu pu,[66][67] a descriptive guide on how to speak Toki Pona, with 120 official words; some commonly used words at the time were cut from pu, like kipisi. This ended the pre-pu era and began tenpo pu.

June 2014[edit | edit source]

From 15 to 19 June, Christopher Huff gave a one-hour talk at the Polyglot Gathering in Berlin.[68][69][70]

July 2014[edit | edit source]

On 18 July, Kris Broholm interviewed jan Sonja on a 45-minute episode of Actual Fluency Podcast, "AFP 20 – Sonja Lang: Toki Pona, Conlanging and the meaning of life".[71]

On 20 July, jan Wesi created a sitelen pona font. From 2016 to 2021, jan Same worked on this and created the highly influential linja pona font,[72] with contributions to version 4 by David A. Roberts.[73][74][75]

December 2014[edit | edit source]

From 11 to 12 December, 17 people tried to learn Toki Pona in 48 hours in an Actual Fluency meetup called TokiPonathon 2014.[76][77][78]

2015[edit | edit source]

January 2015[edit | edit source]

On 1 January, The Guardian published the article "What happened when I tried to learn Toki Pona in 48 hours using memes" by Ellie Violet Bramley, who took part in the 2014 TokiPonathon.[77]

July 2015[edit | edit source]

On 15 July, The Atlantic published the article "How to Say (Almost) Everything in a Hundred-Word Language" by Roc Morin.[79]

On 26 July, a Kindle edition of Toki Pona: The Language of Good became available.[80][81]

September 2015[edit | edit source]

From 26 to 28 September, nine Esperantists from different countries went to Brno for a meetup named Eŭropa Tokipona Studado (kama sona pi toki pona lon ma Elopa; "European Toki Pona Study").

November 2015[edit | edit source]

On 8 November, Helen Zaltzman interviewed jan Sonja in a 20-minute episode of The Allusionist podcast, "Allusionist 25: Toki Pona".[82]

December 2015[edit | edit source]

From 13 to 24 December, jan Misali created a series of video lessons named 12 Days of sona pi toki pona, making one episode per day. Despite this tight schedule and some resultant mistakes, the series would become one of the most common ways to learn Toki Pona in following years.

2016[edit | edit source]

April 2016[edit | edit source]

On 12 April, jan Tomani created the toki pona taso group on Facebook.[83][84]

On 24 April, jan Sonja published a French edition of Toki Pona: The Language of Good under the title Toki Pona: la langue du bien.[85]

May 2016[edit | edit source]

From 25 to 29 May, the second EToSo takes places in Ede, Netherlands.[86]

October 2016[edit | edit source]

From 16 to 17 October, jan Same created and proposed sitelen pona glyphs for the "extinct" words kin, kipisi, leko, monsuta, namako, oko, and pake.[87]

2017[edit | edit source]

February 2017[edit | edit source]

On 23 February, jan Misali published "Conlang Critic Episode Twelve: Toki Pona" on YouTube.[88]

March 2017[edit | edit source]

On 20 March, jan Tomani opened the "toki pona central hub preparation document".[89]

June 2017[edit | edit source]

On 27 June, Sylvain Lumbroso, Jean-Yves Ginchereau, and Marion Vignal interviewed jan Sonja in French on Podcast Quadrivium Radio, Québec Science in an episode "Tout dire avec 120 mots" ("Say it all with 120 words").[90]

July 2017[edit | edit source]

On 18 July, jan Tomani created the tomo pona website (toki pona central hub).[91]

September 2017[edit | edit source]

On 1 September, a Toki Pona competition in writing articles on Wikipesija took place on Facebook.[92]

October 2017[edit | edit source]

On 18 October, the toki pona taso group on Facebook changed from public to closed.[93][94][95]

2018[edit | edit source]

February 2018[edit | edit source]

On 28 February, the toki pona taso group on Facebook reached 500 members.[96]

March 2018[edit | edit source]

On 23 March, Langfocus published a 13-minute video, "Toki Pona: 'The Language of Good'" on YouTube.[97] This interested a great number of people in Toki Pona and in joining the Facebook groups.

On 27 March, Oxford Dictionaries Blog published the article "Exploring Toki Pona: do we need more than 120 words?" by Simon Thomas.[98]

September 2018[edit | edit source]

On 28 and 29 September, jan Wena gave two Toki Pona crash courses at the polyglot festival LingvaFest in Bratislava.[99][100][101][102]

November 2018[edit | edit source]

On 9 November, seme li sin? created his first Toki Pona news weekly video on YouTube.[103]

2019[edit | edit source]

January 2019[edit | edit source]

On 15 January, jan Tepu opened the tomo pi sitelen pona website with the first texts using linja pona version 4.[104][105] He added sitelen pona lessons from scratch and a dictionary to the website on 28 January.[104][106][107][108]

April 2019[edit | edit source]

On April Fools' Day, the 10-year anniversary of the word kijetesantakalu was celebrated, with some mentions on Twitter. The holiday seemed to be referred to as tenpo suno kijetensakalu.[109][110]

June 2019[edit | edit source]

On 4 June 2019, jan Same published a translation of The Little Red Riding Hood, available in sitelen Lasina, sitelen sitelen, and sitelen pona.[111]

On 18 June, the "ISO" page on Wikia was changed to "Where is Toki Pona used?" because the "extent of the page has grown, and can be used much broader than original scope."[112]

On 25 June, Dev Bali published the "Toki Pona sitelen Emoji Keyboard" app on Google Play.[113]

The same day, jan Same published the first video of the o kama sona e sitelen pona 13-lesson series (+ Introduction) on YouTube by jan Same.[114][115] The series concluded on 14 July.[116][117]

On 30 June, Daniele Vacon Sartirani published the first of his comic series nasin nasa in sitelen sitelen.[118][119][120]

July 2019[edit | edit source]

On 7 July 2019, Dev Bali created the r/sitelenEmoji subreddit.[121]

On 12 July, jan Same presented sitelen pona glyphs for apeja and kijetesantakalu following a series of polls on Facebook.[122][123][124][125]

On 21 July, the Toki Pona Pal app on Google Play reached 5,000+ installs.[126]

On 26 July, C. Ryan Moniz (jan inwin) published the nimi ale pona dictionary, one of the first to document several nonstandard words.

August 2019[edit | edit source]

On 27 August 2019, jan Sepulon created the interactive work of fiction supa lape mi li ike.[127]

September 2019[edit | edit source]

On 21 September 2019, there was a vote to changing the sitelen Emoji symbols for the words pilin, olin, pini, kama, tan, tawa, sijelo, unpa, and sama.[128] As of 29 September, eight changes were approved.[129]

23 September marked the first mention of an alleged two-year-old Toki Pona native speaker.[130][131]

October 2019[edit | edit source]

On 21 October, jan sitelen_ike published the first of the musi nimi word puzzles.[132]

November 2019[edit | edit source]

On 5 November, jan Sonja created the joke words mulapisu and yupekosi on Discord.[133][134]

On 23 November, a Toki Pona meetup organized by jan Kaje took place in Dallas, Texas.[135] There were about 11 attendees including jan Sonja. Later, marcusbarkus published a 6-minute documentary from the event.[136][137]

December 2019[edit | edit source]

On 21 December, jan sitelen_ike published linja pimeja, a handwritten font for sitelen pona.[138][139]

2020[edit | edit source]

January 2020[edit | edit source]

On 7 January 2020, jan Lili posted a one-page cheat sheet for easily learning the bare basics of Toki Pona.[140][141] Comparisons were made to the lipu lili pona mini-booklet.[142][143]

February 2020[edit | edit source]

On 1 February 2020, u/marcusbarkus posted a teaser for a Toki Pona documentary that he created from interviewing speakers in the Dallas and Fort Worth metropolitan area. The full-length picture would come out at a later date.[144][145][146]

As of 17 February, the first 2-year old native speaker of toki pona had allegedly produced simple sentences such as mi wawa, mi tawa, mi olin e sina, ni li laso, and ni li loje (pronounced [lon.ɲe]). The first ever unprompted spoken sentence by a native speaker was reportedly ni li palisa, while pointing to an electric pole.[147]

March 2020[edit | edit source]

On 19 March, NalathniDragon (Nathan McCoy) created the sitelen sike script.[148]

April 2020[edit | edit source]

On 23 April, akesi seli lili, an independently published book of short stories written in Toki Pona, was published.[149]

May 2020[edit | edit source]

On 18 May, a community poll selected a glyph for the then-new word tonsi.[150] The next day, jan Same added the glyph to the linja pona font.[151][152]

On 31 May, jan Simejo published the "Toki Pona Keyboard" app on Google Play, intended to help quickly write with the linja pona font on mobile devices.[153][154]

June 2020[edit | edit source]

On 23 June, jan Simejo started to build a programming language using sitelen pona pona for syntax, input, and output.[155]

July 2020[edit | edit source]

On 1 July, jan Tomenta created the sitelen lili script, a shorthand proposal for sitelen pona.[156]

On 5 July, jan Simejo created the sitelen musi script.[157][158][159]

On 7 July, a Toki Pona course in the international auxiliary language Lingua Franca Nova emerged.[160][161][162]

From 25 to 26 July, u/ElemenopiTheSequel published two major proposals for several new glyphs to be added to linja pona, including tuli, po, kapesi, kan, and mulapisu.[163] The second post outlined changes to some of these glyph proposals.[164]

On 30 July 2020, 39 new non-pu words were added to the sitelen Emoji script, both pre-pu and post-pu. Many of the new additions were words found in the nimi ale pona dictionary.[165]

August 2020[edit | edit source]

On 10 August, u/B13614 created the sitelen ko script.[166][167]

On 12 August, u/ElemenopiTheSequel created the r/OffThePu subreddit and Discord server, aiming to create new glyphs for every word in the extended nimi ale dictionary.[168][169][170]

On 21 August, jan Pije retired his website and lessons.

September 2020[edit | edit source]

On 3 September, jan Sonja created the word kokosila on Discord.[171]

On 28 September, jan Melon published a complete Toki Pona translation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the first such completed translation. It is a synthesis of earlier partial translations by Shawn Kilpatrick and jan Kanso; it also incorporates jan Melon's own work and translations solicited from other Reddit users.[172][173]

2021[edit | edit source]

January 2021[edit | edit source]

On 2 January 2021, the idea of a Toki Pona magazine emerged from a discussion in a post concerning the ISO code for Toki Pona.[174][175] On 27 January, the first articles of the lipu kule zine were published.[176][177] It is created as a split from the original magazine idea developed on Discord.[178]

At an unknown point between 9 and 31 January 2021, kule epiku Atawan and kala pona Tonyu submitted tu kuntu[179] to a playwriting competition at the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server.[180] At around 7,000 words, it is assumed to be the longest original Toki Pona text at the time.

February 2021[edit | edit source]

On 1 February 2021, the first issue of the lipu tenpo online magazine was released.[181][182]

On 5 February, Sonja Lang announced that the Toki Pona Facebook group had adopted a policy against linguistic prescriptivism.[183]

July 2021[edit | edit source]

On 18 July, Sonja Lang released the Toki Pona Dictionary, or lipu ku, a descriptive collection of word translations surveyed in ma pona pi toki pona. It classified 17 additional words as nimi ku suli, including some pre-pu words that had been cut from Toki Pona: The Language of Good, such as kijetesantakalu. This ended the post-pu era and began tenpo ku.

August 2021[edit | edit source]

From 7 to 8 August, the first suno pi toki pona took place, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Toki Pona. It was organized by members in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server, and broadcast on a YouTube livestream.[184] It was hosted by jan Makoje, jan Tepo, and kala pona Tonyu.[185] According to the official website, it was attended by around 170 people.[184]

October 2021[edit | edit source]

On 13 October 2021, the horror anthology webzine uta monsuta was published. It was originally a one-off publication, but was to become the first yearly issue of the lipu monsuta webzine.[186][187]

December 2021[edit | edit source]

On 1 December, jan Juli published a German edition of lipu pu under the title Toki Pona: Die Sprache des Guten.[188]

2022[edit | edit source]

May 2022[edit | edit source]

On 29 May 2022, jan Tepo publicly posted a link to jan Keta li weka!, his translation of Gerda malaperis! by Claude Piron.[189][190] With around 15,000 words it was likely the longest text in Toki Pona, until the record was broken again two months later.

June 2022[edit | edit source]

On 29 June, jan Kala and jan Sonja published jan Sitata, jan Kala's translation of part one of the 1922 novel Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse.[191][192]

July 2022[edit | edit source]

On 21 July, Jonathan Hill posted a translation of the entire Gospel of John in Toki Pona.[193] At more than 23,000 words, it is believed to be the longest text in Toki Pona to this day.

August 2022[edit | edit source]

On 5 August 2022, the wiki sona pona was created.[194] It grew sharply from late 2023 to early 2024, and currently has 657 articles.

From 6 to 7 August, suno pi toki pona was celebrated for the second time, marking the 21st anniversary of Toki Pona.

From 8 to 13 August, an Esperanto edition of lipu pu by jan Pensa was sold at the World Esperanto Congress 2022 in Montreal, under the title Tokipono: La lingvo de bono.[195]

October 2022[edit | edit source]

On October 1, a print-on-demand edition of the Esperanto translation of lipu pu was published, making it available in online stores for the first time.[196]

On 9 October, the horror anthology zine lipu monsuta became a yearly publication with the release of mun monsuta, its second issue.[197][198]

2023[edit | edit source]

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August 2023[edit | edit source]

From 5 to 6 August, suno pi toki pona was celebrated for the third time, marking the 22nd anniversary of Toki Pona.

2024[edit | edit source]

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February 2024[edit | edit source]

On 3 February 2024, Sonja Lang published The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Toki Pona edition), the first in a series of Toki Pona storybooks referred to by the formerly reserved word su. The book was primarily written in sitelen pona and featured various idiosyncrasies in its use thereof.

Year unknown[edit | edit source]

Prior to 2013[edit | edit source]

Michael F published jan lawa lili, a complete translation of Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. It was found on his website failbluedot.com,[199] and was added to the corpus at Tokipona.net some time before 2013-01-20.[200] With a word count of 11,780 it is thought to have been the longest text in Toki Pona until 2022.

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