The language spoken in Cambodia is called Khmer, or sometimes Cambodian by outsiders, and is the language of the Khmer people as well as the official language of Cambodia. After Vietnamese, it is the second most widely spoken Austroasiatic language, and speakers number in the tens of millions. Khmer is thought to have been considerably influenced by Sanskrit and Pali, especially through the religions of Hinduism and Buddhism. Khmer predates Vietnamese and is the oldest recorded and written language in that region. If you are interested in a Cambodian or Khmer baby name and name meanings, Baby Name World is the right place to start your name search.