What is a Filipina?Let's start off with a few excerpts from Wikipedia.
Filipinos or the Filipino people (feminine: Filipina) are the citizens of the Philippines. Colloquially, Filipinos may refer to themselves as Pinoy (feminine: Pinay), which is formed by taking the last four letters of Pilipino and adding the diminutive suffix -y. The word was coined by expatriate Filipino Americans during the 1920s and was later adopted by Filipinos in the Philippines. In various Philippine languages, Filipino is translated to Pilipino. The use of /p/ is used since many lack /f/ as a phoneme. Filipinas comprise a large portion of women who come to the U.S. via international marriage agencies.