Ratenggaro is one of the famous traditional villages and tourist attractions in South-West Sumba. As per our local guide, the word Ratenggaro came from the word “Rate” which means grave in the ground and “Garo” which refers to the Garo people from Guara clan. It is said that these Garo people moved to this place and had a battle with the local inhabitants. But they were killed and later buried in that place. So the village is named “Ratenggaro”. People in Ratenggaro village still preserve the tradition of their ancestors and follow the Marapu traditions. A villager is seen as he plays his musical instument in front of the village huts.