The people of Bunyoro are known as Nyoro or Banyoro (singular: Munyoro); the language spoken is Nyoro (also known as Runyoro).

The Banyoro live in western Uganda to the east of Albert they inhabit the present districts of Hoima, Masindi, Kibale, Kiryandongo, Buliisa, Kagadi, Kakumiro, and Kikuube. They speak a Bantu language and their origins, like other Bantu can be traced to the Congo region. The Banyoro live in scattered settlements in the populated parts of their country. Traditionally, Banyoro are organized under a King (Omukama).