|Died||2 July 2007 (aged 72)|
|Alma mater||University of Zagreb|
|Known for||Institute for Montenegrin Language and Philology|
Nikčević was born in Stubica village near Nikšić, Kingdom of Yugoslavia, and was educated at the University of Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia. He was a professor at the Philological Faculty of Nikšić, University of Montenegro.
He was best known for his work on promoting the Montenegrin language as a separate language from Serbian. He was a prominent member of the Doclean Academy of Sciences and Arts and was director of the Institute for Montenegrin Language and Philology.
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