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Banyo is a town and commune in Adamawa Province, Cameroon.[1] It is located at around 6°47′N 11°49′E / 6.78°N 11.82°E / 6.78; 11.82, and is predominantly Muslim. Though a government prefect serves in the town, the lamido still holds great sway among the population. 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 summarized 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).

Banyo is located in Cameroon
Location in Cameroon
Coordinates: 6°46′48″N 11°49′12″E / 6.78000°N 11.82000°E / 6.78000; 11.82000Coordinates: 6°46′48″N 11°49′12″E / 6.78000°N 11.82000°E / 6.78000; 11.82000
CountryFlag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon
ProvinceAdamawa Province
1,259 m (4,131 ft)



  1. ^ Mah, E.P. (2014). La profession d'huissier de justice au Cameroun francophone. Harmattan Cameroun (in French). Editions L'Harmattan. p. 38. ISBN 978-2-336-33787-6. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  • Adama, H. & T.M. Bah 2001. Un manuscrit Arabe sur l'histoire du royaume Peul de Kontcha dans le Nord-Cameroum: XIXe-XXe siecle. Rabat: Institut des Etudes africaines, Université Mohamed V.
  • Hurault, Jean M. 1955. Le Lamidat de Banyo. Yaoundé: Unpublished Report. Archives L'IRCAM.
  • Hurault, Jean M. 1975. Histoire du Lamidat Peul de Banyo. Outre-Mer: Academie Sciences.
  • Hurault, Jean M. 1983. Fecondité et Mortalité dans L'Agglomeration Urbaine de Banyo (Cameroun). Cah. Orstom ser. Sci. Hum. 19(3): 247-267.
  • Hurault, Jean M. 1994. Les noms attribués aux non-libres dans le lamidat de Banyo. Journal des africanistes 64(1): 91-107.
  • Yahya, Mohaman Gabdo 2009. Le Lamidat de Banyo: épreuves d’hier et défis d’aujourd’hui Douala: AFREDIT (africaine d’édition).