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sitelen towat tok (Logo for ali pona)

ali pona (meaning "all good") is a tokiponido created by jan Asalija for the purpose of making toki pona words more similar to their word origins and to limit the vocabulary. It was made in 2023 and has exactly one hundred words.



Labial Coronal Dorsal
Nasal m n
Plosive p t k
Approximant w s j
Lateral approximant l


Front Back
Close i u
Mid e o
Open a


The grammar of ali pona is very similar to that of Toki Pona.


A "content phrase" consists of one or more "content words". Phrases are head-initial, that is, the first word in the phrase is the head.
mi pilim ala pona I am not feeling good


Word Lexicon Etymology
ala no, not, nothing, zero ala
ali all; abundant, countless, bountiful, every, plentiful, abundance, everything, life, universe ali
ampa bowing down, downward, humble, lowly, dependent anpa
an or anu
apija guilt, shame, shun, stigma, disgrace; to accuse, to single out, to expose, to dishonor, to embarrass apeja
ekute ear, to hear, listen; pay attention to, obey kute
en and en
ijo thing, phenomenon, object, matter ijo
ilo tool, implement, machine, device ilo
insat centre, content, inside, between; internal organ, stomach insa
jan human being, person, somebody jan
jasimak reflect, resound, mirror, be on the opposite/polar end of jasima
ju to have, carry, contain, hold jo
kam with, among, in the company of kan
kamap arriving, coming, future, summoned, to become, manage to, succeed in kama
kasi plant, vegetation; herb, leaf kasi
ken to be able to, be allowed to, can, may, possible ken
kepiken to use, with, by means of kepeken
kiwi hard object, metal, rock, stone kiwen
konsi air, breath; essence, spirit; hidden reality, unseen agent kon
ku clay, clinging form, dough, semi-solid, paste, powder ku
kulit colourful, pigmented, painted kule
kulup community, company, group, nation, society, tribe kulupu
kupa door, hole, orifice, window lupa
la (between the context phrase and the main sentence) la
lampan take, seize, catch, receive, get lanpan
lapen sleeping, resting lape
lawa head, mind, to control, direct, guide, lead, own, plan, regulate, rule lawa
lekot stairs, square, block, corner, cube leko
lilik little, small, short; few; a bit; young lili
lin cloth, clothing, fabric, textile; cover, layer of privacy len
lip flat object; book, document, card, paper, record, website lipu
lon located at, present at, real, true, existing lon
luje red, reddish loje
lukim eye, to look at, see, examine, observe, read, watch, to seek, look for, try to lukin
ma earth, land; outdoors, world; country, territory; soil ma
mama parent, ancestor; creator, originator; caretaker, sustainer mama
mani money, cash, savings, wealth; large domesticated animal mani
mi I, me, we, us mi
moku food, to eat, drink, consume, swallow, ingest moku
molit dead, dying moli
mono sun; light, brightness, glow, radiance, shine; light source, moon, night sky object, star, yellow, yellowish mun
monsi back, behind, rear monsi
monsuta fear, dread; monster, predator; threat, danger monsuta
mute many, a lot, more, much, several, very, quantity mute
nampa -th (ordinal number), numbers nanpa
nasa unusual, strange; foolish, crazy; drunk, intoxicated, different, altered, changed, other nasa
nat way, custom, doctrine, method, path, road nasin
nena bump, button, hill, mountain, nose, protuberance nena
ni that, this ni
nimi name, word nimi
nuka foot, leg, organ of locomotion; bottom, lower part, arm, hand, tactile organ, five noka
olim to love, have compassion for, respect, show affection to olin
ona he, she, it, they ona
open to begin, start; open; turn on open
pakalap botched, broken, damaged, harmed, messed up pakala
(pa)li to do, take action on, work on; build, make, prepare, copula pali
(between any subject except mi alone or sina alone and its verb; also to introduce a new verb for the same subject) li
pan cereal, grain; barley, corn, oat, rice, wheat; bread, pasta pan
pana to give, send, emit, provide, put, release pana
pet cold, cool; uncooked, raw lete
pilim heart, emotion pilin
pim black, dark, unlit pimeja
pinit ago, completed, ended, finished, past pini
pipit bug, insect, ant, spider pipi
pit of pi
pok hip, side; next to, nearby, vicinity poka
poki container, bag, bowl, box, cup, cupboard, drawer, vessel poki
pona good, positive, useful; friendly, peaceful; simple pona
sama same, similar; each other; sibling, peer, fellow, as, like sama
selo outer form, outer layer; bark, peel, shell, skin; boundary selo
sene what? which? seme
sewit area above, highest part, something elevated, awe-inspiring, divine, sacred, supernatural sewi
sijelo body (of person or animal), physical state, torso sijelo
siket round or circular thing; ball, circle, cycle, sphere, wheel sike
sileten image, picture, representation, symbol, mark, writing sitelen
sin new, fresh; additional, another, extra sin
sina you sina
sinpin face, foremost, front, wall sinpin
sota to know, be skilled in, be wise about, have information on, to know how to sona
soweli animal, beast, land mammal soweli
suli big, heavy, large, long, tall; important; adult suli
supa horizontal surface, thing to put or rest something on supa
suwit sweet, fragrant; cute, innocent, adorable, artistic, entertaining, frivolous, playful, recreational suwi
talo water, liquid, fluid, wet substance; beverage, blue, green telo
tan by, from, because of tan
tasot but, however, only taso
teli fire; cooking element, chemical reaction, heat source seli
tempo time, duration, moment, occasion, period, situation tenpo
tok to communicate, say, speak, talk, use language, think, mouth, lips, oral cavity, jaw toki
tomo indoor space; building, home, house, room tomo
towat going to, toward; for; from the perspective of, moving tawa
tu two tu
unpa to have sexual or marital relations with unpa
utalasa to battle, challenge, compete against, struggle against, to hunt, forage utala
uten enduring, kept, protected, safe, waiting, staying, to continue to awen
wako white, whitish; light-coloured, pale walo
wan unique, united, one wan
wawa strong, powerful; confident, sure; energetic, intense wawa
wek absent, away, ignored weka
wilen must, need, require, should, want, wish wilen

Writing Systems

Glyphs in sileten pona.

Besides the Latin script (sileten Latina), the most common way of writing the language is with the logographic writing system titi pula, inspired by sitelen pona.

In Toki Pona culture

Official mascot for ali pona

ali pona is most commonly represented by a mascot, designed by the creator; jan Asalija. It is an anthropomorphized representation of the language, drawn with a floating body without arms but has circular hands taller than Toki Pona's mascot. The glyph ali and pona is present in the torso of the mascot. The head has a mouth and a hat. The character has a purple and yellow color scheme, contrasting with the blue and yellow colors of Toki Pona.

References - original source of ali pona.