Toki Pona: The Language of Good

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    Toki Pona: The Language of Good, known in Toki Pona as lipu pu or (less formally) pu, is the foundational resource of modern Toki Pona. It was written by Sonja Lang to describe her way of speaking the language and finalize her work on Toki Pona. It was originally published in English in 2014. All language editions are available for purchase at

    Contents[edit | edit source]

    Toki Pona: The Language of Good presents Toki Pona's philosophy and is mostly dedicated to lessons and exercises, with texts and dictionaries afterward. Its main dictionary section is released to the public domain.

    The set of Toki Pona words used in lipu pu is called nimi pu. They include 120 main words, with 1 pronunciation variant, and 3 words presented as "synonyms".

    The book also features two writing systems created for the language: sitelen pona (which it fully describes) and sitelen sitelen.

    Toki Pona Dictionary has since amended pu's material with the section "Notes on lipu pu".

    pu[edit | edit source]

    pu in sitelen pona
    pu in sitelen sitelen
    Usage 2023: Core (96% ↗ )
    2022: Core (94%)
    Book and era nimi pu
    Part of speech Content word
    Codepoint 󱥕 U+F1955

    The word pu is defined as "interacting with the official Toki Pona book". This generally refers to words and ways of speaking that are featured in Toki Pona: The Language of Good. See also ku, Reserved words.

    sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

    The sitelen pona glyph for pu, pu, is a simplified drawing of the book's cover.

    Editions[edit | edit source]

    The English edition of Toki Pona: The Language of Good has been released as a paperback and as a Kindle e-book.

    pu has also been translated to several other languages.

    Language editions of lipu pu
    Year Language Title Contains
    ku material?
    Product listing
    Exonym Endonym
    2014 eng English Toki Pona: The Language of Good No 0978292308
    2016 fra French français Toki Pona: la langue du bien No 0978292359
    2021 deu German Deutsch Toki Pona: Die Sprache des Guten Yes B09MJ8JPV6
    2022 epo Esperanto Tokipono: La lingvo de bono Yes 9464376090

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