extinct words
 
Extinct Word Definition When, Why, and/or How Removed Replacement, if Any
apeja seems to have meant shame or guilt Sonja seems to have created an entry for this word on her website circa early 2010, but she did not subsequently include it in her book Toki Pona: The Language of Good when it was published in May 2014.
iki he, she, it Easily confused with ike (bad). Changed to ona in early June 2002. ona
kan with, among Sonja removed this word in summer 2003, but after several speakers petitioned in favor of the word, Sonja agreed to re-add it. However, Sonja then went inactive for almost a year, and she did not actually add the word back into the dictionary before leaving. When she returned, she re-asserted her old claim that the word should not exist. As a result, kan had been used for about a year despite its being unofficial. poka
kapa any extrusion or protrusion, e.g. hill, mountain, button Circumstances unknown. Changed to nena very early on. Of all the words that existed when the language was first presented online, this was the first to be changed or removed. nena
kapesi basically brown or grey sometime before September 2002 pimeja
kijetesantakalu "any animal from the Procyonidae family, such as raccoons, coatis, kinkajous, olingos, ringtails and cacomistles" Sonja presented this word as a joke on April Fools' Day in 2009. (See the original post.)
leko stairs, square, block removed in February 2004 when Sonja returned from a long absence
majuna tentatively meant old abandoned before the language was first presented online
monsuta seems to have meant monster and/or fear Sonja seems to have created an entry for this word on her website circa early 2010, but she did not subsequently include it in her book Toki Pona: The Language of Good when it was published in May 2014.
kipisi seems to have meant split or cut Sonja seems to have created an entry for this word on her website circa early 2010, but she did not subsequently include it in her book Toki Pona: The Language of Good when it was published in May 2014.
pasila good, easy abandoned before the language was first presented online pona
pata sibling removed in February 2004 when Sonja returned from a long absence jan sama is generally appropriate
po four was presented online but was removed fairly early before Toki Pona became well-known
powe tentatively meant unreal, false, untrue, pretend, deceive, trick never made it off the drawing board
tuli three was presented online but was removed fairly early before Toki Pona became well-known