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Complete Toki Pona Word List/Dictionary

Complete Toki Pona Word List/Dictionary

With only 125 or so words, toki pona is the smallest language in the world. This feature also makes it one of the easiest and quickest languages to learn.

In order to make learning the language as easy as possible, we’ve included a complete dictionary of all the official toki pona words below, as they appear in pu (the official toki pona book).

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We’ve split each section up alphabetically, so you can easily find the word you’re looking for. You can also download this toki pona word list in PDF format for easy reference.

toki pona words starting with “a”

a! (interjection used to show emphasis or emotion)
akesi ugly/non-cute animal;
reptile;
amphibian
ala no;
not;
zero
alasa to hunt;
to forage
ale all;
abundance;
everything;
life;
universe;
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anpa bowing down;
downward;
humble;
lowly;
dependent
ante different;
altered;
changed;
other
anu or
awen enduring;
kept;
protected;
safe;
waiting;
staying;
to continue to

toki pona words starting with “e”

e (a particle used before the direct object)
en (a particle used between multiple subjects)
esun market;
shop;
fair;
bazaar;
business transaction

toki pona words starting with “i”

ijo thing;
phenomenon;
object;
matter
ike bad;
negative;
non-essential;
irrelevant
ilo tool;
implement;
machine;
device
insa center;
content;
inside;
between;
internal organ;
stomach

toki pona words starting with “j”

jaki disgusting;
obscene;
sickly;
toxic;
unclean;
unsanitary
jan human being;
person;
somebody
jelo yellow;
yellowish
jo to have;
to carry;
to contain;
to hold

toki pona words starting with “k”

kala fish;
marine animal;
sea creature
kalama to produce a sound;
to recite;
to utter aloud
kama arriving;
coming;
future;
summoned;
to become;
to manage to;
to succeed in
kasi plant;
vegetation;
herb;
leaf
ken to be able to;
to be allowed to;
can;
may;
possible
kepeken to use;
with;
by means of
kili fruit;
vegetable;
mushroom
kiwen hard object;
metal;
rock;
stone
ko clay;
clinging form;
dough;
semi-solid;
paste;
powder
kon air;
breath;
essence;
spirit;
hidden reality;
unseen agent
kule colorful;
pigmented;
painted
kulupu community;
company;
group;
nation;
society;
tribe
kute ear;
to hear;
to listen;
to pay attention to;
to obey

toki pona words starting with “l”

lape sleeping;
resting
laso blue;
green
lawa head;
mind;
to control;
to direct;
to guide;
to lead;
to own;
to plan;
to regulate;
to rule
len cloth;
clothing;
fabric;
textile;
cover;
layer of privacy
lete cold;
cool;
uncooked;
raw
li (particle used between any subject except “mi” alone or “sina” alone and its verb. Also to introduce a new verb for the same subject)
lili little;
small;
short;
few;
a bit;
young
linja long and flexible thing;
cord;
hair;
rope;
thread;
yarn
lipu flat object;
book;
document;
card;
paper;
record;
website
loje red;
reddish
lon located at;
present at;
real;
true;
existing
luka arm;
hand;
tactile organ;
5
lukin eye;
to look at;
to see;
to examine;
to observe;
to read;
to watch;
to seek;
to look for;
to try to
lupa door;
hole;
orifice;
window

toki pona words starting with “m”

ma earth;
land;
outdoors;
world;
country;
territory;
soil
mama parent;
ancestor;
creator;
originator;
caretaker;
sustainer
mani money;
cash;
savings;
wealth;
meli woman;
female person;
wife
mi I;
me;
we;
us
mije man;
male person;
husband
moku to eat;
to drink;
to consume;
to swallow;
to ingest
moli dead;
dying
monsi back;
behind;
rear
mu animal noise
mun moon;
night sky object;
star
musi artistic;
entertaining;
frivolous;
playful;
recreational
mute many;
a lot;
more;
much;
several;
very;
quantity

toki pona words starting with “n”

namako new;
fresh;
additional;
another;
extra
nanpa -th (a particle used to denote an ordinal number) numbers
nasa unusual;
strange;
foolish;
crazy;
drunk;
intoxicated
nasin way;
custom;
doctrine;
method;
path;
road
nena bump;
button;
hill;
mountain;
nose;
protuberance
ni that;
this
nimi name;
word
noka foot;
leg;
organ of locomotion;
bottom;
lower part

toki pona words starting with “o”

o hey!
oh!
(vocative or imperative used before telling someone to do something)
oko eye
olin to love;
to have compassion for;
to respect;
to show affection to
ona he;
she;
it;
they
open to begin;
to start;
to open;
to turn on

toki pona words starting with “p”

pakala botched;
broken;
damaged;
harmed;
messed up;
disabled
pali to do;
to take action on;
to work;
to build;
to make;
to prepare
palisa long hard thing;
branch;
rod;
stick
pan cereal;
grain;
barley;
corn;
oat;
rice;
wheat;
bread;
pasta
pana to give;
to send;
to emit;
to provide;
to put;
to release
pi of
pilin heart;
feeling
pimeja black;
dark;
unlit
pini ago;
completed;
ended;
finished;
past
pipi bug;
insect;
ant;
spider
poka hip;
side;
next to;
nearby;
vicinity
poki container;
bag;
bowl;
box;
cup;
cupboard;
drawer;
vessel
pona good;
positive;
useful;
friendly;
peaceful;
simple
pu interacting with the official Toki Pona book

toki pona words starting with “s”

sama same;
similar;
each other;
sibling;
peer;
fellow;
as;
like
seli fire;
cooking element;
chemical reaction;
heat source
selo outer form;
outer layer;
bark;
peel;
shell;
skin;
boundary
seme what;
which
sewi area above;
highest part;
something elevated;
awe-inspiring;
divine;
sacred;
supernatural
sijelo body;
physical state;
torso
sike round or circular thing;
ball;
circle;
cycle;
sphere;
wheel;
of one year
sin new;
fresh;
additional;
another;
extra
sina you
sinpin face;
foremost;
front;
wall
sitelen image;
picture;
representation;
symbol;
mark;
writing
sona to know;
to be skilled in;
to be wise about;
to have information on;
to know how to
soweli animal;
beast;
land mammal
suli big;
heavy;
large;
long;
tall;
important;
adult;
old
suno sun;
light;
brightness;
glow;
radiance;
shine;
light source
supa horizontal surface;
thing to put or rest something on
suwi sweet;
fragrant;
cute;
innocent;
adorable

toki pona words starting with “t”

tan by;
from;
because of
taso but;
however;
only
tawa going to;
toward;
for;
from the perspective of;
moving
telo water;
liquid;
fluid;
wet substance;
beverage
tenpo time;
duration;
moment;
occasion;
period;
situation
toki to communicate;
to say;
to speak;
to talk;
to use language;
to think
tomo indoor space;
building;
home;
house;
room
tu 2

toki pona words starting with “u”

unpa to have sexual or marital relations with
uta mouth;
lips;
oral cavity;
jaw
utala to battle;
to challenge;
to compete against;
to struggle against

toki pona words starting with “w”

walo white;
whitish;
light-colored;
pale
wan unique;
united;
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waso bird;
flying creature;
winged animal
wawa strong;
powerful;
confident;
sure;
energetic;
intense
weka absent;
away;
ignored
wile must;
need;
require;
should;
want;
wish

If you want to learn some toki pona verbs, check out our post The Most Common Verbs in Toki Pona. Or if you’re interested to know the best places to learn the language, check out Where to Learn Toki Pona.