Banyo is a town and commune in Adamawa Province, Cameroon. It is located at around 6°47′N11°49′E / 6.78°N 11.82°E / 6.78; 11.82, and is predominately Muslim. Though a government prefect serves in the town, the lamido still holds great sway among the populace. The current lamido, S.E. Mohaman Gabdo Yahya, has written his own history (2009). The geographer Jean Hurault has published on the demography of the area, and summarised some of the history in his 1955 work (see references below). In the nineteenth century Banyo separated from Koncha and Tibati (see Adama, H. & T.M. Bah 2001).