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sona pona (literally "good knowledge") is an English-language wiki for information on Toki Pona learning and usage. It is hosted by Miraheze on the domain, at Its main goal is to make reliable, up-to-date Toki Pona knowledge publicly available.

Sources[edit | edit source]

Much of the early content on sona pona originates from ma pona pi toki pona, which uses bots to save and access "notes" including short boilerplate lessons and lists of learning resources. In September 2021, jan Pensa collated many of the most useful notes into the ... usefulquotes document,[1] attempting to solve this system's discoverability problems.[2] sona pona expands on this goal by publishing information in a manner visible to search engines, and using wiki navigation features to cross-reference articles.

Other articles, namely History and Where is Toki Pona used? originated as lipu Wikipesija project pages, created as arguments for Toki Pona to be added to the ISO 639-3 language code standard.

In November 2023, ma pona pi toki pona implemented a shortcut to sona pona links by typing wikitext link syntax,[3][a] allowing full articles to be invoked as easily as the notes system.

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  1. For example, upon posting "you're missing a [[li]] and [[e]]", a bot links to the sona pona articles li and e.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. jan Pensa [@jpensa]. (22 September 2021). [Message posted in the #lipu channel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. Discord. Retrieved 8 November 2023.
  2. ma pona pi toki pona community, jan Pensa (compiler). (22 September 2021). "... usefulquotes". Google Docs. Retrieved 8 November 2023.

    There is a ton of useful information about Toki Pona in ilo pi sike lili's database, but

    • it’s hard to know which useful quotes exist without memorizing all the codes
    • the information isn’t available outside of the Discord server
  3. waso Keli [@kelly.hi]. (7 November 2023). [Message posted in the #lipu channel in the ma pona pi toki pona Discord server]. Discord. Retrieved 8 November 2023.