Papu? Rangi? Kornan? Who the heck are these guys?
Papu and Rangi are, as I understand from my brief research of Maori mythology, the father and mother gods that represent the sky and the earth respectively. Whether their inclusion was completely Templar's idea, or an early concept of LEGO's that was removed as a result of the lawsuit, we may never know. In any case, it is clear why the names were removed.
Kornan sounds like a misspelling of Koronan, as Takua Dragonstar7 said.
Ah, the memories...
I still have the original offline 2006 edition on my older laptop, but I haven't gotten around to downloading an offline version from a certain project for my newer, current laptop, so I'm glad to be able to play this game again and relive this nostalgia from BIONICLE's early days.
Although I haven't been able to sit down and play through it yet, I did notice something interesting about this version. Whereas the official 2006 edition has changed most instances of "Tohunga" and "Koronan/Kornan" to "Matoran", this version retains the original terminology. It was quite a shock to read Tahu saying the line "But... you are but a Tohunga!" for the first time in nearly ten years. However, the menu and the fact that you start off with the backpack and Lightstone (rather than collecting them in Ga-Koro) are both exclusive to the 2006 version, not the original version that I played back in 2003. And Turaga Nokama still refers to Papu and Rangi under very specific conditions, just like in the 2006 edition, but I cannot remember of those conditions were required for the 2003 version. Andrewnuva199 and I speculate that this might be a "prototype" for the 2006 edition, since it has the menu and backpack/Lighstone at start but leaves the Tohunga and Koronan/Kornan uncensored.
I would speculate that Papu and Rangi were removed hastily at some point during the game's initial run, around when the Maori lawsuit began. It would explain why they missed removing it from one of the text files, and why the replacement is phrased differently in a few of the corrected files. By the theory, whoever made the change was in a hurry, so as to avoid the troubles that could occur if LEGO was shown to be directly referencing the most important (I think) Maori gods. Unfortunately, there is probably no way to know for certain.
[color=#990000;]This version was created in 2002, possibly for a CD release that never came. LEGO later released this same version in 2006, but replaced all forbidden Maori words in the dialogues (plus a few other minor changes like the one you noticed) on their own before releasing it.[color=#000080;]-Gata [/color][/color]
I knew that LEGO had been considering releasing a physical copy of the game in 2002, and I suspected that the 2006 release might be somehow related, but I didn't know that we had gotten actual confirmation of it. Interesting.