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A Tokiponist,[a] Tokiponian,[1][2][b] or, humorously, Tokiponer, is a speaker, proponent, or enthusiast of Toki Pona.

The term Tokiponist is based on the word Esperantist, the Esperanto equivalent. While some Tokiponists have similar goals to advocates of Esperanto, such as treating Toki Pona as a candidate for an international auxiliary language, the differences in language philosophy lead many Tokiponists to simply promote Toki Pona for art and personal use.

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  1. Sometimes stylized in title or sentence case
  2. Primarily used on the Toki Pona Forums

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Sonja Lang (26 October 2007). Toki Pona enthusiast = Tokiponer? Toki Poner? Tokiponist? Tokiponian?. Toki Pona Forums.
  2. Roberts, Siobhan. (9 July 2007). "Canadian has people talking about lingo she created". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 28 December 2023. "Its minimalism is attracting a growing following of Toki Ponians.".