ma pona

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ma pona is a common name for a hypothetical place where Toki Pona is spoken, especially one that embodies the language's philosophy. It is used as the base for some community names like ma pona pi toki pona. It is also given as the fictional locale for the Toki Pona language option in Minecraft.

Worldbuilding[edit | edit source]

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"Real ma pona"[edit | edit source]

Some tokiponists have suggested creating a physical Toki Pona nation, similar to Lojbanistan and Esperantujo. Around 2022, there was a trend on lipu Wesi of designing national symbols (flags, anthems,[citation needed] etc.), currency,[1][2][3] and civil infrastructure (government systems,[citation needed] identity documents,[4] road signs,[5][6] etc.) based on markers of established civilizations. Mouseless, writing in his website mimuki.net, criticized this notion of a "real ma pona" for its basis in colonialism and patriotism.[7]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. [janKanon6]. (28 June 2022). "Idea for toki pona currency". r/tokipona. Reddit. Retrieved 29 May 2024.
  2. [AwwThisProgress]. (1 July 2022). "Another idea for Mani Currency (for the tokipona island)". r/tokipona. Reddit. Retrieved 29 May 2024.
  3. [casperdewith]. (1 July 2022). "mi lukin e lipu mani mute – mi kin li wile pali e ni!" [I see a lot of banknotes – I also want to make these!] (in Toki Pona). r/tokipona. Reddit. Retrieved 29 May 2024.
  4. [noljo]. (19 August 2022). "Hey all! I started learning toki pona very recently and made this ma pona passport concept today. What do you think?". r/tokipona. Reddit. Retrieved 29 May 2024.
  5. [alexdapineapple]. (2 July 2022). "forget mani. here we love street signs. here's a toki pona road sign concept, because why not?". r/tokipona. Reddit. Retrieved 29 May 2024.
  6. [swift_USB]. (3 July 2022). "I heard we were doing road signs, so I translated some US-style signs for y'all". r/tokipona. Reddit. Retrieved 29 May 2024.
  7. "why all man-made "ma pona" suck". mimuki.net. Archived from the original on 27 October 2023.
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