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Circa 1989-

Occurs at large family functions, when the normal-sized table does not adequately accomodate all diners. A small table is placed to the side, perhaps in another room entirely, and no one passes the food to that table, resulting in the starvation of diners seated at there.

dad: How many of us are coming today?
grandma: Almost everyone, I had to set up the Ethiopia Table.
by lindseymg February 02, 2010