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Juyubit (also, Jujubit) was one of the largest villages of Tongva people. The village was located at the foot of the West Coyote Hills at the confluence of the Coyote and La Cañada Verde creeks, in present-day Cerritos.

Alternate names of the village include: Jujubit, Jutucubit, Jutucuvit, Jutubit, Jutucunga, Utucubit, Otocubit, Uchubit, Ychubit, and Uchunga.

Records from the San Fernando and San Gabriel missions record 347 baptisms from Juyubit between 1774 and 1804. However, because of incorrect and/or inaccurate village naming records, more Juyubit villagers may have been baptized at these missions. Death records of the San Gabriel Mission rancherias show that, between 1774 and 1787, Juyubit and its surrounding area had 26 deaths. By 1840, much of Juyubit's population was absorbed into Missions San Juan Capistrano and San Gabriel.

Versions of Juyubit are mentioned in the narrative legend of late 18th—early 19th century Tongvan heroine Toypurina.

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