This word is often considered musi, indicating that it's sometimes not used in more serious contexts or in toki pona taso conversation. However, it may still be useful to know.

Usage category: obscure

Recognition: 8%

Book: ku lili

Coined era: post-pu

Coined year: 2018

anarchy, uprising, revolt, rebellion


The word is from a story called "jan pi Kamalawala". A character's name is described as "nimi Jan pi Kama e Lawa Ala", and a shortened version given as "nimi Kamalawala". jan Kipo is responsible for it becoming a word instead of just a name.

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Source Language: toki pona

Etymology: kama pi lawa ala

Creator(s): jan Wesu

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Etymology: circle-A, an anarchy symbol

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