French philologist, translator and historian Antoine Cabaton (1863-1942) was on the founders of the insulindian studies in the Western world.
After studying pharmacy, Cabaton devoted himself to Orientalist and Philology studies. As Louis Finot's personal secretary, he was actively involved in the foundation of Ecole Francaise d'Extreme-Orient (EFEO).
Archivist for the French National Library (Bibliothèque Nationale de France), Cabaton taught the Malay language as a professor at Ecole des langues orientales, Paris. He has extensively studied the Cham culture, language and traditions.