Latins and Latinas
I’m not trying to be racist or offensive or anything, but why are Latinas called Latinas if they don’t speak Latin. Or is it because Spanish is a Romance language. Meaning it descended from Latin
The term Latin America was coined to describe the parts of the Americas that spoke "Latin languages".
Most "Latinos" don't see themselves as such in their own country. Latinos in the US tend to grow the identity when they (we) see a common culture with other Spanish speakers (and even our Portuguese brethren :)).
The term is most relevant in the US, which is growing its Latino population.