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Lineup of some mascots. From left to right, stickers catgirl, jan pi toki pona, meli pi telo nasa, and kijetesantakalu (jan Ke Tami)

This is a list of unofficial mascots for Toki Pona or otherwise famous in the community.

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Toki Pona logo

The Toki Pona logo is composed of a circle with emitters above it and a smile inside. It is typically colored with ultramarine blue lines and an icterine yellow fill. It is retrofitted into sitelen pona as the combined glyph for toki pona.

The logo and its color scheme have been incorporated into many proposed mascot characters, often playing on the symbol's similarity to a smiling head.

jan pi toki pona[edit | edit source]

jan pi toki pona

jan pi toki pona, referred to simply as "Toki Pona", is a character representing Toki Pona in the webcomic Prolangs.[1] They were designed by Elemenopi and first appeared on 31 October 2020.[2]

They are a blue humanoid figure wearing a pointed hat with three floating emitters (one under their hat), a scarf based on the sitelen pona glyph for len (len), and a yellow cloak with the Toki Pona logo. Their body is outlined in yellow and is only detailed with a simple mouth and feet.

jan Linjaso[edit | edit source]

Drawing of jan Linjaso by Cuymacu

jan Linjaso is an original character created by Venezuelo-Puerto Rican artist Cuymacu in 2022.[3] She has dark skin, puffy, blue hair, and wears either a yellow and blue dress or poncho. She is accompanied by three more Tokiponist characters, named jan Mijelo, jan Tonje, and jan Pilo.[4]

Toki Pona (itsmuffiiee)[edit | edit source]

Line-up of several mascots: From the top clockwise: From the top, clock-wise: dogi bona (by Nick Eman), Toki Pona (by vacuum), Toki Pony (by zovasoda), jan pi Toki Pona (Prolangs), and jan Linjaso (Cuymacu).

Toki Pony[edit | edit source]

Toki Pony is a pony character, inspired by the show My Little Pony, created by Zovasoda.[5]

Dogi Bona[edit | edit source]

Dogi Bona is a dog character created by user u/NickEman132 on Reddit.[6] Its name is a pun, made by voicing the consonants in toki pona, which resembles the English words "dog" and "bone". It has a circular, yellow body with a blue outline.

kijetesantakalu[edit | edit source]

Glyph for kijetesantakalu in linja pona

The sitelen pona glyph for kijetesantakalu (kijetesantakalu), designed by jan Same in 2019, is a well-liked design and symbol within the Toki Pona community, and is often treated as a mascot character and a tokiponist symbol. It has inspired many other proposed mascots that are raccoons or similar creatures.

kijetesantakalu (jan Ke Tami)[edit | edit source]

kijetesantakalu is the main character in the original webcomic series kijetesantakalu o! written by jan Ke Tami.[7][8]

kijetesantakalu (itsmuffiiee)[edit | edit source]

kijetesantakalu pona[edit | edit source]

kijetesantakalu pona is an original character created by waso Kemu in 2022.[9]

meli pi telo nasa[edit | edit source]

jan Tepo and jan Lakuse discussing around meli pi telo nasa
Close-up shot of meli pi telo nasa

meli pi telo nasa is a woman made out of beer cans. It was featured in the short video "meli Biermädchen", made by jan Lakuse and jan Tepo for suno pi toki pona 2022.[10]

Necoco[edit | edit source]

Necoco is a catgirl from a pack of Line stickers sold by solalis Lalage garden, edited to add Toki Pona phrases and used in ma pona pi toki pona Discord server.[11]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "r/prolangs". Reddit. Retrieved 2 November 2023.
  2. Elemenopi [u/ElemenopiTheSequel]. (31 October 2020). "conlang if they people because why not". Reddit. Retrieved 2 November 2023.
  3. Cuymacu [u/Cuymacu]. (2 February 2022). "I have made several emotes for a toki pona server. All of the characters are different representations of Toki Pona I could find made by different users. Do you like them?". Reddit.
  4. Cuymacu [@cuymacu]. (4 November 2023). "I have no clue how this blew up, anyways I draw these sillies and can I like made-up languages". Twitter. Retrieved 16 December 2023.
  5. "toki pony...". Tumblr. Retrieved 25 December 2023.
  6. Nick Eman [u/NickEman132]. (31 January 2023). "dogi bona sike". Reddit. Retrieved 25 December 2023.
  7. "pali pi toki pona tan jan Ke"]. janketami.wordpress.com. Retrieved 4 November 2023.
  8. "kijetesantakalu o!"]. Tumblr. Retrieved 4 November 2023.
  9. waso Kemu [u/peridot2017]. (9 February 2022). "I made a tp character,which is a kijetesantakalu.". Reddit.
  10. jan Tepo [tbodt] (6 August 2022). meli Biermädchen. YouTube. Retrieved 4 November 2023.
  11. solalis Lalage garden. "Cat ear girl Necoco 1". LINE STORE. Retrieved 16 December 2023.